There many different meanings for mathematical notations, depending on the context. The page you gave is not talking about "+" in the context of sets. (In the context of sets, some books use [itex] A + B [/itex] to denote [itex] (A \cup B) - (A \cap B) [/itex].)
The page is talking about vector spaces. In that contex, I think [itex] U + W [/itex] means the vector space consisting of all vectors [itex] h [/itex] that can be expressed as [itex] h = u + w [/itex] where [itex] u \in U [/itex] and [itex] w \in W [/itex].
However, if you want to be sure of the meaning of "+" in a particular book, you must see what that book says it means. There is no "universal" meaning for it.