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From the verb phrase add on.
add-on (plural add-ons)
- (sometimes attributive) Something which can be appended to something else.
- 1969, Edward D. Giacomini, California Retail Installment Sales, page 172:
- Payments made before an add-on sale must be allocated entirely to the previous contract or contracts.
- (computer hardware, software) A software extension or hardware peripheral that provides additional functions or customization for a core application or system.
- 2010, Kenneth Baldauf, Ralph Stair, Succeeding with Technology, page 77:
- Microdrives that can hold several gigabytes (see Figure 2.20) have been available as add-ons for portable devices.
- (poker) Additional chips that can be purchased at specific times in tournament play.
- (something which can be appended to something else): addition, supplement; See also Thesaurus:adjunct
- (computing): add-in, plug-in
something which can be appended to something else
software: extension of core application
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add-on m (plural add-ons)