Subtractive meaning

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The definition of subtractive is involving subtraction, or capable of being subtracted.

An example of something subtractive is taking 2 from 6.

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Producing or involving subtraction.
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Of or being a photographic process that produces a positive image by superposing or mixing substances that selectively absorb colored light.
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Tending to subtract.
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Capable of or involving subtraction.
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That is to be subtracted; marked with the minus sign (−)
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Relating to the production of color by the blocking or removal of varying wavelengths, as with colored filters, or by the mixing of pigments that absorb certain wavelengths and reflect others. &diamf3; The subtractive primaries cyan, magenta, and yellow are those colors whose wavelengths can be filtered or absorbed in different proportions to produce all other colors.
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Marked by or involving subtraction.
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Of or pertaining to subtraction.
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Describing a colour, from which some wavelengths have been removed.
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