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adjective, conjunction, preposition plus pronunciation in British English /plʌs/
Plus can be used in the following ways:
as a preposition (followed by a noun or a number): Two plus seven is nine.It costs £11.99, plus £1.50 for postage and packing.The price includes 7 nights' hotel accommodation plus car hire.
as a conjunction: Cleaning the old engines would be a difficult task, plus it wouldn't be worth the effort.
as an adjective: The temperature is plus 12 degrees.There are 30 plus students in every class.
 
  1. 1
    used when adding something
    1. a.
      maths used for showing that one number or amount is added to another. This word is usually represented in mathematics by +

      36 plus 5 is 41.

      You have to pay back £100 a month plus interest.

      Participants will receive a weekly wage of £126 plus travel expenses.

    2. b.
      used when mentioning an additional thing or fact

      He came along with his five children, plus their partners, and his grandchildren.

      The four men plus a forty-year-old woman have been arrested.

      The economy is currently strong in southeast England, plus we have low interest rates.

  2. 2
    used before a number for giving temperatures above zero

    The weather improved a little and temperatures rose to plus 5 degrees.

  3. 3
    used for describing an advantage or positive quality that something has
    plus point/factor:

    One of the hotels has its own heated pool – a major plus point!

    Keane's amazing athletic skill will be a huge plus factor for the team in tomorrow's game.

  4. 4
    used after you mention a number or quantity to show that the actual number or quantity may be larger

    Ray Charles' 40-year plus career began in 1954.

    The album went straight to number one by selling 600,000-plus copies in its first week.

    The auctioneers can expect offers in the region of £300,000 plus.

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