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Definition of "plus" []

  • Mathematics Increased by the addition of: Two plus two is four. (conjunction)
  • Added to; along with: Their strength plus their spirit makes them formidable. Intelligence plus wit makes for an interesting person. (conjunction)
  • Usage Problem And: "[He] is a committed man, plus he has imagination, vitality and national stature” ( Merv Griffin). (conjunction)
  • Positive or on the positive part of a scale: a plus value; a temperature of plus five degrees. (adjective)
  • Added or extra: a plus benefit. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plus" in a sentence
  • "Miami want ad: 'Terrorist experience a plus' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Miami want ad: \'Terrorist experience a plus\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Convicted Cuban American terrorists living freely in Miami as freedom fighters while the U.S. government looks on. '"
  • "That is, a non-mammalian is a fertilized egg _plus_ its parental (or extra-parental) environment; but a mammalian individual is a fertilized egg, _plus its intra-maternal environment_, plus its non-parental environment."
  • "Just as an effect and an individual give rise to the idea of one thing, so the effect plus cause, and the individual _plus_ generic character, also give rise to the idea of one thing only."