plus

A plus is an “advantage” or an “asset.” You might look silly walking around with flippers all day, but if you lived underwater, they would definitely be a plus.

In Latin, the route plus means “more.” The word plus in English can have many senses, all relating to this idea of more, addition, or positive. This noun sense of the word means “a positive quality.” In the same way a number above zero on a number line is positive, and can use a plus sign, a plus is "a positive asset," like a superhero’s ability to fly or a spy’s ability to speak several languages.

Definitions of plus
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adj on the positive side or higher end of a scale

“a plus value”
“temperature of plus 5 degrees”
“a grade of C plus
Synonyms:
nonnegative
either positive or zero
positive
greater than zero
Antonyms:
minus
on the negative side or lower end of a scale
negative
less than zero
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adj involving advantage or good

“a plus (or positive) factor”
Synonyms:
positive
advantageous
giving an advantage

n the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers

“four plus three equals seven”
Synonyms:
addition, summation
Type of:
arithmetic operation
a mathematical operation involving numbers

n a useful or valuable quality

Synonyms:
asset
Antonyms:
liability
the quality of being something that holds you back
Types:
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resource
a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
advantage, vantage
the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
forte, long suit, metier, speciality, specialty, strength, strong point, strong suit
an asset of special worth or utility
aid, assistance, help
a resource
recourse, refuge, resort
something or someone turned to for assistance or security
resourcefulness
the quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation
inner resource
a resource provided by the mind or one's personal capabilities
favor, favour
an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
leverage
strategic advantage; power to act effectively
handicap
advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
homecourt advantage
the advantage of playing on your home court in front of fans who are rooting for you
lead
an advantage held by a competitor in a race
clout, pull
special advantage or influence
head start, start
the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)
gain, profit
the advantageous quality of being beneficial
preference
grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)
privilege
a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
expedience, expediency
the quality of being suited to the end in view
favorable position, favourable position, superiority
the quality of being at a competitive advantage
green fingers, green thumb
a special ability to make plants grow
good
benefit
advantageousness, favorableness, favourableness, positiveness, positivity, profitableness
the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
tax advantage
an advantage bestowed by legislation that reduces a tax on some preferred activity
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

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