val·​ue-add·​ed ˈval-(ˌ)yü-ˈa-dəd How to pronounce value-added (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a product whose value has been increased especially by special manufacturing, marketing, or processing
value-added goods

Examples of value-added in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our selection includes options for a variety of activities, with picks across price points from value-added to high-end. Casey Clark, Popular Mechanics, 6 May 2023 Beyond being an important element to creating a more sustainable food system, upcycled foods are also value-added and can capture millions, if not billions, of dollars of food that would otherwise have ended up in the trash. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of value-added was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Value-added.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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