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additive meaning

[ 'æditiv ]   Pronunciation:
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  • Noun: additive  aditiv
    1. Something added to enhance food or petrol or paint or medicine
    Adjective: additive  aditiv
    1. Designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
      - linear 
    2. Characterized or produced by addition
      "an additive process"

    Derived forms: additives

    See also: accumulative, add, addable, addible, additional, bilinear, complemental, complementary, completing, cumulative, extra, incremental, intercalary, summational, summative, supplemental, supplementary

    Type of: addition, add-on, improver

    Antonym: subtractive

    Encyclopedia: Additive


  • [Architecture]

    A material, used in very small quantity, to modify a specific property of another material or otherwise improve its characteristics; used in paints, plasters, mortars, etc.


  • [Electronics]
    1. The character or characters added to a code to encipher it.
    2. In a calculation, an item that is to be added.
    3. An ingredient, usually in a small quantity, added to another material to improve the latter in quality or performance.

  • [Medicine]
    n : a substance added to another in relatively small amounts to effect a desired change in properties; esp : an agent added to a foodstuff to improve color, flavor, texture, or keeping qualities
    adj : having or relating to a value or effect that is the sum of individual values or effects: as
    a : relating to the sum of the pharmacological responses produced by the concurrent administration of two or more drugs capable of producing the same kind of effect
    b : having a genetic effect that is the sum of the individual effects — ad·di·tive·ly adv — ad·di·tiv·i·ty n pl -ties

  • [Oil and gas]
    Chemical added to a product to improve its properties.

  • [Computer]
    <mathematics> A function f : X -> Y is additive if

     for all Z <= X f (lub Z) = lub { f z : z in Z } 
    (f "preserves lubs"). All additive functions defined over cpos are continuous.

    ("<=" is written in LaTeX as \subseteq, "lub" as \sqcup ).
Examples
  • Nitrite is used as a food additive.
  • We call -a the additive inverse of a.
  • We can use the additive property of the integral.
  • We call o the additive identity.
  • Multispectral negatives are unsuitable for additive viewing.
  • A has the additive property.
  • Only the additive genetic variance is transmissible by seed.
  • Radiation effects relevant to this formalism are additive.
  • The distances are additive along the length of the chromosome.
  • Some food additive are regarded as beneficial by the manufacturer.
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