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Meaning of ADDITIVE

Pronunciation:  'aditiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
  2. [adj]  characterized or produced by addition; "an additive process"
  3. [adj]  (mathematics) directly proportional

ADDITIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accumulative, addable, addible, bilinear, cumulative, linear, summational, summative
 Antonyms: nonlinear, subtractive
 See Also: addition, adjuvant, artificial additive, food additive, improver



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad"di*tive\, a. [L. additivus.] (Math.)
Proper to be added; positive; -- opposed to {subtractive}.

Computing Dictionary

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 ).

Thesaurus Terms
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