plus sign


: a sign + denoting addition or a positive quantity

Examples of plus sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Click the plus sign below the second-factor authentication label. PCMAG, 25 June 2024 To add your license to your Apple Wallet: Tap the plus sign in the Wallet app. Cody Godwin, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2024 Tapping the full photo view (the cursor appears as a plus sign) enlarges the image to 100%. PCMAG, 31 May 2024 This wooden structure has nine rooms and is shaped like a plus sign. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 24 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for plus sign 

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plus sign was in 1820

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Cite this Entry

“Plus sign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

plus sign

: a sign + used especially in mathematics to indicate addition (as in 8 + 6 = 14) or a positive quantity (as in +10°)

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