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additive (mathematics)

Definition:

designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the 1st degree

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

add

Comparative:

more additive

Superlative:

most additive

Similar to:

bilinear

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

linear | lin. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

adjective, "tending to be added", from Latin additivus "added, annexed", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of additive...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

additive | food additive [sense-specific] | cumulative [synonym, sense-specific]

characterized or produced by addition; cumulative | any substance added to something to improve it, prevent deterioration, etc | short for "food ... (20 of 442 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Additive [disambiguation]

may refer to: Additive function, a function that preserves the addition operation | Additive inverse, an arithmetic concept | Additive set-function - see Sigma additivity | Additive category, a preadditive category with finite biproducts | Additive ... (32 of 196 words, 16 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

additive | summative | food additive [synonym, sense-specific]

something that is added, as one substance to another, to alter or improve the general quality or to counteract undesirable properties. | [nutrition] ; ... (23 of 116 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/additive

Merriam-Webster:

additive [entry 1, adjective] | accretive [synonym, sense-specific] | accumulative [synonym, sense-specific] | cumulative [synonym, sense-specific] | conglomerative [synonym, sense-specific] | incremental [synonym, sense-specific] | gradual [similar, sense-specific] | step-by-step [similar, sense-specific] | stepwise [similar, sense-specific] | ...

of, relating to, or characterized by addition | produced by addition | characterized by, being, or producing effects (as drug responses or gene ... (21 of 114 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/additive

additive [entry 2, noun]

a substance added to another in relatively small amounts to effect a desired change in properties (16 of 43 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/additive show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

additive

a substance added to something in small quantities to improve or preserve it | characterized by, relating to, or produced by addition | [technical] : ... (23 of 111 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/additive

Wiktionary:

additive | additives [plural] | subtractive [antonym, sense-specific]

[math] Pertaining to addition; that can be, or has been, added. | [math, functions, etc.] Distributive over addition. | [algebra] Having addition as an operator. | [chemistry] Pertaining to chemical addition. | [genetics] Describing genes (or the ... (33 of 78 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/additive

American Heritage Dictionary:

additive | additively [adverb, related] | additivity [noun, related]

A substance added in small amounts to something else to improve, strengthen, or otherwise alter it. | Marked by, produced by, or involving addition. | ... (23 of 55 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/additive

Macmillan British Dictionary:

additive [countable] | additives [plural]

a substance that is added in small amounts to something, especially food, in order to make it last longer, look more attractive, or improve it in some ... (27 of 54 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/additive

New World Dictionary:

additive

showing or relating to addition | to be added | a substance added to another in small quantities to produce a desired effect, as a preservative added ... (25 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/additive

Cambridge Dictionary:

additive

a substance which is added to food in order to improve its taste or appearance or to preserve it (19 of 37 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/additive

Encarta Dictionary:

additive | additives [plural]

something added to something else to alter or improve it in some way, e.g. to change the color or texture of food | involving or produced by addition ... (27 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583619​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

additive

First use: 1690s

Origin: adjective, "tending to be added", from Latin additivus "added, annexed", from past participle stem of addere. Noun meaning "something ... (20 of 34 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=additive

Oxford Dictionary:

additive

First use: late 17th century

Origin: (as an adjective): from late Latin additivus, from Latin addit- "added", from the verb addere (see "add"). The noun dates from the 1940s

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/additive

Wiktionary:

additive | additives [plural]

Origin: Late Latin additivus, from the participial stem of Latin addere ("to add").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/additive

Collins Dictionary:

additive

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Late Latin additīvus, from addere to add

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/additive

New World Dictionary:

additive

Origin: Late Latin additivus: see "add"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/additive

Encarta Dictionary:

additive | additives [plural]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: late Latin additivus from additus

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583619​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

additive

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "additive"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/additive

Macmillan British Dictionary:

additive [countable] | additives [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "additive"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/additive

Macmillan American Dictionary:

additive [countable] | additives [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "additive"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/additive

Cambridge Dictionary:

additive

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "additive"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "additive"

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the Free Dictionary:

additive

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "additive"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "additive"

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Google Dictionary:

additive | additives [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "additive"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

additive

Audio: North American pronunciation of "additive"

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YourDictionary Audio:

additive

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "additive" by speech synthesizer

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