
Plus : [pl'ʌs] 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] plus adj 1: on the positive side or higher end of a scale; " a plus value"; " temperature of plus 5 degrees"; " a grade of C plus" [ ant: { minus}] 2: involving advantage or good; " a plus ( or positive) factor" [ synonym: { plus}, { positive}] n 1: a useful or valuable quality [ synonym: { asset}, { plus}] [ ant: { liability}] 2: the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers; " the summation of four and three gives seven"; " four plus three equals seven" [ synonym: { summation}, { addition}, { plus}] 146 Moby Thesaurus words for " plus": above, accessory, add, added, added to, addend, addition, additional, additionally, adjoin, advantage, affix, again, agglutinate, aggrandize, all included, along with, also, altogether, among other things, ancillary, and, and all, and also, and so, annex, another, append, as well, as well as, asset, attach, attended by, au reste, augment, auxiliary, balance, beef up, benefit, beside, besides, beyond, bonus, boost, build, burden, collateral, complicate, compound, conjoin, contributory, coupled with, decorate, dividend, else, en plus, encumber, enlarge, expand, extra, farther, for lagniappe, fresh, further, furthermore, gain, glue on, gratuity, hitch on, in addition, in addition to, in conjunction with, including, inclusive of, infix, inter alia, into the bargain, item, join with, lagniappe, leftover, let alone, likewise, linked to, magnify, margin, minus, more, moreover, negative, new, not to mention, on the side, on top of, ornament, other, over, over and above, overage, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, overset, overstock, oversupply, paste on, plus sign, positive, postfix, pourboire, prefix, profit, put with, remainder, return, saddle with, similarly, slap on, something extra, spare, subjoin, subtotal, suffix, sum, summation, superadd, supernumerary, superpose, supplemental, supplementary, surplus, surplusage, tack on, tag, tag on, then, therewith, tip, to boot, together with, too, total, ulterior, unite with, with, yet "", {ASCII} character 43, 0x2B. The mathematical
symbol for the {addition} {operator}, also used with the same
meaning in arithmetic expressions in nearly all {programming
languages}.
Common names: {ITUT}: plus; add. Rare: cross; {INTERCAL}:
intersection.
In programming, the operator is sometimes {overloaded} to
perform other tasks like concatenating strings. In the {C}
language and its many imitators, the symbol is doubled, as in
"x" or "x" to give an increment operator that adds one to
its operand ("x" in this case) and also returns x's previous
or resulting value respectively.
In a {regular expression}, "" means match one or more
instances of the previous pattern. Thus /b(an)a/ would match
any of "bana", "banana", "bananana", etc. (see {banana
problem}).
(20100320)

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