The difference between Accessory and Addition

When used as nouns, accessory means something that belongs to part of another main thing, whereas addition means the act of adding anything.

Accessory is also adjective with the meaning: having a secondary, supplementary or subordinate function by accompanying as a subordinate.

check bellow for the other definitions of Accessory and Addition

  1. Accessory as an adjective:

    Having a secondary, supplementary or subordinate function by accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; being additional; being connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or being contributory. Said of people and things, and, when of people, usually in a bad sense


    "She was accessory to the riot."

    "'accessory sounds in music"

  2. Accessory as an adjective (legal):

    Assisting a crime without actually participating in committing the crime itself.

  3. Accessory as an adjective:

    Present in a minor amount, and not essential.

  1. Accessory as a noun:

    Something that belongs to part of another main thing; something additional and subordinate, an attachment.


    "the accessories of a mobile phone"

  2. Accessory as a noun (fashion):

    An article that completes one's basic outfit, such as a scarf or gloves.

  3. Accessory as a noun (legal):

    A person who is not present at a crime, but contributes to it as an assistant or instigator.

  4. Accessory as a noun (art):

    Something in a work of art without being indispensably necessary, for example solely ornamental parts.

  1. Addition as a noun (uncountable):

    The act of adding anything.


    "The addition of five more items to the agenda will make the meeting unbearably long."

  2. Addition as a noun:

    Anything that is added.

  3. Addition as a noun (uncountable):

    The arithmetic operation of adding.

  4. Addition as a noun (music):

    A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.

  5. Addition as a noun (chiefly, 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".

  6. Addition as a noun (heraldry):

    Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honour; opposed to .