Addition vs Except - What's the difference?

addition | except |


As a noun addition

is addition.

As a verb except is

to exclude; to specify as being an exception.

As a preposition except is

with the exception of; but.

As a conjunction except is

with the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.

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addition

Noun

  • (uncountable) The act of adding anything.
  • The addition of five more items to the agenda will make the meeting unbearably long.
  • Anything that is added.
  • (uncountable) The arithmetic operation of adding.
  • (music) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.
  • (legal) A title annexed to a person's name to identify him or her more precisely, as in "John Doe, Esq'.", "Robert Dale, '''Mason'''", "Thomas Way, ' of New York ".
  • (heraldry) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honour; opposed to abatement.
  • See also

    * addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) + (summand) = (sum, total) * subtraction: (minuend) ? (subtrahend) = (difference) * multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product) * division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend

    Synonyms

    * (act of adding) adding, annexation, inclusion * (thing added) extra

    Antonyms

    * reduction

    See also

    * plus sign ()

    References

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    except

    English

    Alternative forms

    * excepte (rare or archaic)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To exclude; to specify as being an exception.
  • * 2007 , Glen Bowersock, ‘Provocateur’, London Review of Books 29:4, page 17:
  • But this [ban on circumcision] must have been a provocation, as the emperor Antoninus Pius later acknowledged by excepting the Jews.
  • To take exception, to object (to' or ' against ).
  • to except to a witness or his testimony
  • * Shakespeare
  • Except thou wilt except against my love.
  • *, vol.1, New York Review Books 2001, p.312:
  • Yea, but methinks I hear some man except at these words […].
  • * 1658 , Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial , Penguin 2005, page 23:
  • The Athenians'' might fairly except against the practise of ''Democritus to be buried up in honey; as fearing to embezzle a great commodity of their Countrey
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, page 96:
  • he was a great lover of music, and perhaps, had he lived in town, might have passed for a connoisseur; for he always excepted against the finest compositions of Mr Handel.

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • With the exception of; but.
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    Synonyms

    * apart from * bar * but * other than * save

    Derived terms

    * except for * except for opinion

    Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • With the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.
  • :
  • *
  • *:"I don't want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ¶ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal.."
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
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  • (lb) Unless; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist.
  • *1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , (w) IX:
  • *:And they sayde: We have no moo but five loves and two fisshes, except we shulde goo and bye meate for all this people.
  • *1621 , (Robert Burton), (The Anatomy of Melancholy) , New York 2001, p.106:
  • *:Offensive wars, except the cause be very just, I will not allow of.
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