Plus sign

Plus sign
Plus Plus, a. [L., more; akin to Gr. ?, ?, and E. full. See {Full}, a., and cf. {Pi[`u]}, {Pleonasm}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Math.) More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; -- opposed to {minus}. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual. [1913 Webster]

Success goes invariably with a certain plus or positive power. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

{Plus sign} (Math.), the sign (+) which denotes addition, or a positive quantity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • plus sign — n. sign that shows the following quantity is to be added; sign that shows a positive quantity, + …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plus sign — noun a sign indicating the operation of addition • Hypernyms: ↑sign …   Useful english dictionary

  • plus sign — noun Date: 1841 a sign + denoting addition or a positive quantity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plus sign — noun (C) the sign (+) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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