superaddition

noun
su·​per·​ad·​di·​tion | \ ˌsü-pər-ə-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce superaddition (audio) , -a-ˈdi- \
plural superadditions

Definition of superaddition

: the act or process of superadding something … he saw that it was a long quadrangular structure of brick … with the ornamental superaddition of an octagonal tower …— Joseph Holt Ingraham There may be certain states existing which are highly favourable to the propagation of disease, yet until the superaddition of some other element entering into the causation, the specific poison might not come into full operation …— John Richard Wardell

First Known Use of superaddition

1610, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Superaddition.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superaddition. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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