addition-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of intentionally adding something extra

Commentary: ADDITION[+event][+adding_on][+something]
NOTE: cannot substitute 'increase' for 'addition' here, in contrast to Sense 2

The addition of saffron to the rice makes a lovely flavor.
Her additions of color accents and lighting made the room seem more inviting.
The addition of new restrictions on Italian imports may start a trade war.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: an increase in magnitude

Commentary: ADDITION[+quantity][+magnitude][+increase]
NOTE: Replacing 'addition' with 'increase' doesn't change the meaning of the sentence.
NOTE: refers to a numerical increase, not a new entity in a collection (Sense 3)

There has been no addition to gasoline prices this month.
The study reported a significant addition to the number of bankruptcy cases filed.
The town was concerned about measurable additions of heavy metals in the drinking water.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: a thing added to an existing set or collection

Commentary: ADDITION[+collection][+member][+new]
NOTE: different from sense 1 in that a collection of similar things is implied in Sense 3

The art museum has acquired several important additions to its Cubist collection.
We are building a new addition onto the living room. (adding room to set of rooms)
There were three additions to the programming staff last month. (set of employees)
A raincoat is a useful addition to your wardrobe. (set of clothes)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: areas defined for real estate development

Commentary: ADDITION[+location][+land][+residential][-developed]

The developers are planning five new additions on the edge of town.
Our town has strict zoning laws for additions to existing neighborhoods.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: a mathematical operation

Commentary: ADDITION[+process][+operation][+mathematical][+accumulation]
NOTE: the activity of performing addition of numbers

Can these children perform simple addition?
The addition operator is symmetric.
The addition of 5 to 4 equals 9.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: an adverbial clause asserting that more is included

Commentary: IDIOM: adverbial modifier of a main clause.
NOTE: an idiomatic expression 'in addition' or 'in addition to'

In addition to their salary, employees receive workers compensation and health care insurance.
In addition, she mentioned that the servers would be down over the weekend for system upgrades.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: idiom

Sense Number 7: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)