the number that must be added to a number to equal zero: ?5 is the

*additive inverse*of 5
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The definition of an additive inverse is the number needed to bring a negative number to zero.

An example of an additive inverse is the number 30 when added to -30.

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the number that must be added to a number to equal zero: ?5 is the *additive inverse* of 5

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noun

See inverse.

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Noun

(*plural* additive inverses)

Origin

So called because the sum of a number and its additive inverse is the additive identity.

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