plus

plus
plus1 W2S1 [plʌs] prep
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: 'more' (adjective and adverb)]
1.) used to show that one number or amount is added to another
≠ ↑minus
Three plus six equals nine. (3 + 6 = 9)
The total cost was $10, 000, plus 14% interest.
2.) and also
There are numerous clubs, plus a casino.
3.) plus or minus
used to say that a number may be more or less by a certain amount
There may be a variation of plus or minus 5% in the prices that are quoted.
plus 2
plus2 n
1.) informal something that is an advantage
major/definite/big etc plus
Some knowledge of Spanish is a definite plus in this job.
2.) a ↑plus sign
≠ ↑minus
plus 3
plus3 adj
1.) [only before noun]
used to talk about an advantage or good feature of a thing or situation
≠ ↑minus
Another of the Beach Club's plus points is that it's right in the middle of town.
This is not an exciting car to drive, but on the plus side it is extremely reliable.
2.) used after a number to mean an amount which is more than that number
an income of $50,000 plus
Most children start school when they're five plus.
3.) more than zero - used especially when talking about temperatures
≠ ↑minus
Daytime temperatures barely reached plus 5º.
4.) A plus/B plus etc
a mark used in a system of judging students' work. An 'A plus' is slightly higher than an 'A'.
plus 4
plus4 conj informal
used to add more information
He's been studying hard for exams. Plus he's been working in a bar at night.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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