1. something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine;

1. designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree;

[syn: linear,

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. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

additive adj 1: designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree [syn: linear, additive] [ant: nonlinear] 2: characterized or produced by addition; "an additive process" [ant: subtractive] n 1: something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicineMoby 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, undergirdingThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

additiveA 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 ). (1995-02-03)