Additive Definition

ădĭ-tĭv
additives
noun
additives
A substance added to another in small quantities to produce a desired effect, as a preservative added to food or an antiknock added to gasoline.
Webster's New World

(grammar) A word or phrase that adds something, such as also, even, or nor.

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adjective
Showing or relating to addition.
Webster's New World
Of or being any of certain primary colors of wavelengths that may be mixed with one another to produce other colors.
American Heritage
To be added.
Webster's New World

(mathematics, of a function, etc.) Distributive over addition.

Matrix multiplication is additive in that .
Wiktionary

(genetics) Describing genes (the interaction etc. of such genes) which govern the same trait and whose effects work together on the phenotype.

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Other Word Forms of Additive

Noun

Singular:
additive
Plural:
additives

Origin of Additive

  • From Late Latin additivus, from the participial stem of Latin addere (“to add”).

    From Wiktionary

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