plus

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plus is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
plus


Plus is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Preposition
plus

  1. You use plus when you add numbers.
    Two plus two is four.
    The TV is $299 plus tax.
    The margin of error is plus or minus one per cent.
  2. and also
    The farm has over 5,000 horses, plus a few cats and dogs.
  3. You use plus after a number to mean "more than" or "over".
    The country has a population of 3 million plus.
    He got a B+ on his test.

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Noun[change]

Singular
plus

Plural
pluses or plusses

  1. (countable) A plus is a good thing.
    I know you don't like it, but there are big pluses about living here.
    On the plus side though, it is small and easy to use.
  2. (countable) A plus is a plus sign:
    You don't have to write the plus in front of positive numbers, but always write the minus in front of negative numbers.

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Coordinator
plus

  1. used before the last item in a list
    I like singing, reading, and tennis plus playing soccer.
  2. used to show what happened after something else
    The alarm went off plus I woke up.

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