Merriam-Webster Online Dictionaryadd-on
something added on as
a) a sum or amount added on
b) something (as an accessory or added feature) that enhances the thing it is added to - computer hardware add–ons
being or able to be added on - an add–on device
able to be added to - add–on certificates of deposit
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