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Definition of "additive" []

  • A substance added in small amounts to something else to improve, strengthen, or otherwise alter it. (noun)
  • Marked by, produced by, or involving addition. (adjective)
  • Of or being any of certain primary colors of wavelengths that may be mixed with one another to produce other colors. See Table at color. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "additive" in a sentence
  • "The term additive combinatorics is also used; however, the sets A being studied need not be sets of integers, but rather subsets of non-commutative groups, for which the multiplication symbol, not the addition symbol, is traditionally used; they can also be subsets of Probabilistic number theory"
  • "These are what we call additive colours, which have a different colour wheel all together composed of Red,"
  • "Supporting local merchants that specialize in additive free fish and local poultry such as the Erickson family makes not only a lot of sense but it is an investment in keeping this great tradition alive and well in our city."