Vector addition
Addition Ad*di"tion, n. [F. addition, L. additio, fr. addere to add.] 1. The act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to {subtraction} or {diminution}. ``This endless addition or addibility of numbers.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building. [1913 Webster]

3. (Math.) That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mus.) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half. [R.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) A title annexed to a man's name, to identify him more precisely; as, John Doe, Esq.; Richard Roe, Gent.; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York; a mark of distinction; a title. [1913 Webster]

6. (Her.) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; -- opposed to {abatement}. [1913 Webster]

{Vector addition} (Geom.), that kind of addition of two lines, or vectors, AB and BC, by which their sum is regarded as the line, or vector, AC. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Increase; accession; augmentation; appendage; adjunct. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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