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plus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj plus involving advantage or good "a plus (or positive) factor"
    • adj plus on the positive side or higher end of a scale "a plus value","temperature of plus 5 degrees","a grade of C plus"
    • n plus 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"
    • n plus a useful or valuable quality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Except for 2 and 3, every prime number will eventually become divisible by 6 if you either add or subtract 1 from the number. For example, the number 17, plus 1, is divisible by 6. The number 19, minus 1, is also divisible by 6
    • Plus Hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual. "Success goes invariably with a certain plus or positive power."
    • Plus (Math) More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; -- opposed to minus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over 10,000 coffee cafes plus several thousand vending machines with both hot and cold coffee serve the needs of Tokyo alone.
    • plus More (by a certain amount); increased (by a specified addition): followed by a noun as an apparent object (a preposition, by, to be supplied): as, the interest plus the disbursements amounts to so much; 6 plus 9 is 15: in this and the next two uses correlative to minus. in algebra and arithmetic this sense is indicated by the sign +, called the plus sign or sign of addition: as, a + b = x, which is read “a plus b equals x.” [A sign like this was formerly sometimes used as a contraction of Latin et, and.
    • plus More than nothing; belonging to the positive side, as of an account; above zero, or above the lowest point of positive reckoning: as, a plus quantity in an equation (that is, one having the plus sign, or when initial having no sign, before it).
    • plus Marking more than zero; positive: as, the plus sign.
    • plus In etymology, in composition with; with the addition of (the word or element following): expressed, as in mathematics, by the sign + (see the etymologies in this work). The same sign is occasionally used to indicate cognate or related forms
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The number of cricket chirps you count in a fifteen-second span, plus 37, will tell you the approximate current air temperature.
    • adj Plus plus more: to be added: positive
    • n Plus the sign (+) prefixed to positive quantities, and set between quantities or numbers to be added together: the sign of addition—opp. to Minus
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Quotations

  • Edwin Way Teale
    Edwin Way Teale
    “The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.”
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Vladimir%20Ilyich%20Lenin
    “Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose%20Ortega%20Y%20Gasset
    “I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.”
  • George Orwell
    George%20Orwell
    “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
  • Carol Burnett
    Carol Burnett
    “Comedy is a tragedy plus time.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon%20Hill
    “Every well built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., more; akin to Gr.,, and E. full,. See Full (a.), and cf. Più Pleonasm

Usage

In literature:

I've built up a little twelve millions, plus, on it.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Sans avoir vu ma mie, Je ne chanterai plus.
"Records of a Girlhood" by Frances Ann Kemble
Therefore 31 passages plus 5 repeated equal 36 furlongs.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
La nature semble avoir pris plaisir d'y placer ses plus excellentes productions.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
But if both are netted, if both are spirit plus matter, (that is, material creatures,) there is no unfairness.
"Probabilities" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Almost the first man whom I met in Brighton was wearing plus 4 breeches and a bowler hat.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 8th, 1920" by Various
Crapelet, mais de plus mures reflexions m'ont fait connaitre l'absurdite d'une telle enterprise.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Je fais d'un air plaisant trembler les plus hardis, Le fort me laisse aller, le sage m'arrete.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
Boys are what they are because of their original nature plus their surroundings.
"Principles of Teaching" by Adam S. Bennion
Could our little amateur take on a plus-four professional and beat him at his own game?
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
It was the heart of youth, plus the endurance of the man, that had saved them both.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Through the veins of her young body pulsed and leaped life, plus.
"The Mintage" by Elbert Hubbard
The stoat, plus a new carmine decoration for gallantry, remembered an urgent appointment down a rat-hole, and kept it.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
Vous sentez bien, que des ce moment il ne sauroit plus etre question de rien.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The theatre was entirely filled with wounded soldiers from hospitals, plus a few nurses and orderlies.
"Observations of an Orderly" by Ward Muir
La litterature est cultivee avec le plus grand soin.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1" by Various
Comines describes it as a city which 'se gouverne plus follement que ville d'Italie.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Comines describes it as a city which 'se gouverne plus follement que ville d'Italie.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Literature is always truth of some sort, plus a man.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
Each of them had, and has, a gold ribbon round it, bearing the legend, 'Non plus ultra.
"My Lady Nicotine" by J. M. Barrie
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In poetry:

Il me promit ce deux retour,
Ma lire en eut plus de tendresse;
Mais vous, Climene, de l'amour
Aquiterez-vous la promesse?
"Ode - Promesse De L'Amour" by Matthew Prior
"Two plus two equals what?" was the problem.
And I knew teacher thought it made "four";
But Jimmie said "six," and maintained it
As long as he stood on the floor.
"Why I Went To The Foot" by Ellis Parker Butler
Charged with his compound of sensational
Sex plus some undenominational
Religious matter,
Enormous novels by co-eds
Rain down on our defenceless heads
Till our teeth chatter.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
What last they were I don’t know, but
Somehow it seems to me
I’ve heard somewhere they either were
A, B, C, D, or E.
(More likely they were five lasts wide—
A, B plus C, D, E.)
"The Romance Of Patrolman Casey" by Ellis Parker Butler
He wooed them with high promises
And, 'spite the doubting Thomases,
Cupidity had urged them on to trust -
Political cupidity,
Which, plus a strange stupidity,
Had lured them to a scheme of "boom and bust."
"'John T'" by C J Dennis
Under the lamp a woman stands,
The lamps are shining equal well,
But in her eyes are other lights,
And lights plus other lights will tell:
He loves the brightness of that street
Which is the shining street to hell.
"Street Light" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Affordable inns and restaurants, plus world-class diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing are making this 112-square-mile island one of the Caribbean's best spots.
The Iberia Parish school system's bond rating has been raised to AA from A-plus by the ratings firm Standard & Poors.
Plus, an iPod blaster, limited-edition graffiti, shine 24/7.
Getting Past the Breakup Blues, plus Speaking Your Mind vs Avoiding Conflict, Bottling Up Or Stifling Tears.
Homes prices are continuing to fall, plus this.
The Muppets are one of television's most beloved institutions over the last 20-plus years.
90-plus ride earns NC cowboy Ty Murray championship.
About 50 minutes plus 2 hours' refrigeration.
Plus, film critic Cheryl Eddy's SFIAAFF picks.
Storytelling Arts plus Scotty's Brewhouse.
A Plus Inc Home Services has been contracted by Veteran's Home Care of Missouri to provide in-home services to veterans and surviving spouses.
Plus, she helps one 64-year-old grandmother get her mojo back.
2 1/2 to 3 hours (plus brining ).
1 HR 40 MIN plus cooling.
30 to 40 minutes, plus 30 minutes' cooling.
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In science:

Suppose, for example that an experiment observes 3 events (signal plus background).
Application of Conditioning to the Gaussian-with-Boundary Problem in the Unified Approach to Confidence Intervals
The configuration is stable and the low energy spectrum on their world-volume consists of SU (N ) gauge bosons plus 6 adjoint scalars in 3 + 1 dimensions.
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
WDs (single plus both wide and close pairs).
The cosmic rate of supernovae and the range of stars ending as Type Ia SNe
These first order equations can be found `a la Bogomol’nyi, by rewriting the energy density as a sum of squares plus a topological term.
Simple models with Alice fluxes
The proposed algorithm is optimally efficient: in dimension n it requires just n − 1 runs of subroutine A, plus n − 2 calls of function Ψ−1, whose complexity is constant in n.
Uniformly Generating Distribution Functions for Discrete Random Variables
The knowledge of V (λ) plus the boundary conditions on the singular integral equation allows to find the spectral function .
Free Random Levy Matrices
The remnant is made of isolated vertices plus an induced subgraph we call the core.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
WKB plus a finite number of corrections is exact.
Characteristic polynomials of real symmetric random matrices
In this way we have recovered all the known cases, plus a new one if the number of degrees of freedom is finite.
Number Operator Algebras
They are divided in four categories: front, rear, leftside, and rightside, plus one unknown category.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Plus-signs (+) denote the results of numerical simulations.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
Plus-signs (+) denote the results of numerical simulations.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
Plus-signs (+) denote the results of numerical simulations.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
Model EE QCD includes all vertices from Model QCD plus the interaction of quarks with electrons and positrons via photons and Z bosons.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
If the chosen model is QCD (all QCD Feynman rules plus a coupling to electrons and positrons), only diagrams can survive which have just one electroweak (i.e. photon, Z boson) propagator.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
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