- Noun: additive aditiv
- Something added to enhance food or petrol or paint or medicine
- Designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
- 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
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.
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.
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
[Oil and gas]
Chemical added to a product to improve its properties.
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- 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.