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Definition of the adjective additive

What does additive mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
  2. characterized or produced by addition

Alternative definition of the adjective additive


  1. [mathematics] Pertaining to addition; that can be, or has been, added.
  2. [mathematics, of a function, etc.] Distributive over addition.
  3. [algebra] Having addition as an operator.
  4. [chemistry] Pertaining to chemical addition.
  5. [genetics] Describing genes (or the interaction etc. of such genes) which govern the same trait and whose effects work together on the phenotype.

Definition of the noun additive

What does additive mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: additives

  1. something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: add-on / addition / improver = a component that is added to something to improve it
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun additive


  1. A substance added to another substance or product for its ability to alter its properties.


Additive is a record label.


Additive: A substance that is added to a system or compound to improve its characteristics.

Phrases with Additive

Phrases starting with the word Additive:

  1. Additive group
  2. additive inverse
  3. Additive function
  4. Additive identity
  5. Additive Operation

Phrases ending with the word Additive:

  1. food additive
  2. Countably Additive
  3. artificial additive

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Google previewDifferential STBC for OFDM Based Wireless Systems (2007)

by Benigno Rodríguez Díaz

The adjective additive means that the noise signal n(t) is superimposed or added to the signal s(t). There are not multiplicative mechanisms for example. Then the received signal r(t) will be r(t)=s(t)+n(t) (2.1) That the thermal noise is “white” ...

Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2013)

by Robert S. Igoe

Aluminum Ammonium Sulfate A general purpose food additive that functions as a buffer and neutralizing agent. Its solubility is 1 g in 7 ml of water at 25°C and 1 g in 0.3 ml of boiling water. It is used in baking powders. Aluminum Calcium ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Kinemacolor, first commercial additive two-color cine process. Welbourne Piper, C., and Wall ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Grains (2015)

by Colin W Wrigley, Harold Corke, Koushik Seetharaman, Jonathan Faubion

also as food additive (see Table 3) As coagulation agent (Codex and EU); also as food additive (see Table 3) Sugar (IFOAM); also as food additive (see Table 3) As coagulation agent (Codex and EU); mined (the ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Employed in many foods including: confectionery, jellies, and ice cream; GRAS additive. Glycerine (glyceroO CHeO. Humectant Miscellaneous and general purpose additive; GRAS additive. Grape skin extract Color Colorings for carbonated ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2D2I1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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