ad·​di·​tion·​al | \ ə-ˈdish-nəl How to pronounce additional (audio) , -ˈdi-shə-nᵊl, a- \

Definition of additional

: more than is usual or expected : added additional information

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Examples of additional in a Sentence

Larger windows will require additional work, but the additional light they will provide may be worth the extra trouble. there turned out to be additional reasons for her unauthorized absence
Recent Examples on the Web Albertsons and WinCo Foods did not have additional information on the recall posted on their websites as of 12:30 p.m. ET Friday. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 7 Jan. 2022 Contact the Health District at 860-429-3325 for additional information. Melanie Savage,, 6 Jan. 2022 For additional information or to buy passes, visit Angelique Jackson, Variety, 6 Jan. 2022 The text was shared with the committee by Mr. Meadows, who was subpoenaed to provide additional information and who ultimately was held in criminal contempt by the House for declining to fully respond to a subpoena. Siobhan Hughes, WSJ, 5 Jan. 2022 The department will not release any additional information other than what has been provided in news releases, an LAPD media relations officer said, citing the ongoing investigation. Emma Tucker, CNN, 4 Jan. 2022 Because police received additional information that possible gunshots had been fired, the mall was evacuated, Stewart said. Amaris Encinas, The Arizona Republic, 4 Jan. 2022 No additional information on the situation was available. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Jan. 2022 Patrons should visit each location’s website for additional information on safety protocols. Michele Herrmann, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of additional

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for additional

addition + -al entry 1

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The first known use of additional was in 1563

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additional accompaniment

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10 Jan 2022

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“Additional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of additional

: more than is usual or expected


ad·​di·​tion·​al | \ ə-ˈdi-shə-nᵊl How to pronounce additional (audio) \

Kids Definition of additional

: extra entry 1 We needed additional time to finish.

Other Words from additional

additionally \ -​ē \ adverb

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