1. [syn: linear, additive]
2. characterized or produced by addition;
- Example: "an additive process"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Additive \Ad"di*tive\, a. [L. additivus.] (Math.)
Proper to be added; positive; -- opposed to subtractive.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: designating or involving an equation whose terms are of
the first degree [syn: linear, additive] [ant:
2: characterized or produced by addition; "an additive process"
n 1: something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "additive":
accession, accessory, accompaniment, accumulative, addenda,
addendum, additament, addition, additional, additory, additum,
adjunct, adjuvant, annex, annexation, appanage, appendage,
appendant, appurtenance, appurtenant, attachment, augment,
augmentation, chain, coda, complement, component, concomitant,
constituent, continuation, corollary, cumulative, elemental,
extension, extrapolation, fixture, increase, increment, offshoot,
pendant, reinforcement, side effect, side issue, summational,
summative, supplement, tailpiece, undergirding
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
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 ).