ALL meanings of additive

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  • countable noun additive An additive is a substance which is added in small amounts to foods or other things in order to improve them or to make them last longer. 3
  • adjective additive characterized or produced by addition; cumulative 3
  • noun additive any substance added to something to improve it, prevent deterioration, etc 3
  • adjective additive showing or relating to addition 3
  • adjective additive to be added 3
  • noun additive a substance added to another in small quantities to produce a desired effect, as a preservative added to food or an antiknock added to gasoline 3
  • noun additive An additive is a small amount of chemical substance that is added to improve the quality of fuel. 3
  • noun additive A substance added to something in small quantities, typically to improve or preserve it. 1
  • noun Technical meaning of additive (mathematics)   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 ). 1
  • noun additive something that is added, as one substance to another, to alter or improve the general quality or to counteract undesirable properties: an additive that thins paint. 1
  • noun additive Nutrition. Also called food additive. a substance added directly to food during processing, as for preservation, coloring, or stabilization. something that becomes part of food or affects it as a result of packaging or processing, as debris or radiation. 1
  • adjective additive characterized or produced by addition; cumulative: an additive process. 1
  • adjective additive Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that the function of the union or sum of two quantities is equal to the sum of the functional values of each quantity; linear. 1
  • noun additive sth added 1
  • noun additive food: substance added 1
  • adjective additive cumulative; adding up over time 1
  • adjective additive mathematics: not subtractive 1
  • noun additive A substance added to another substance or product for its ability to alter its properties. 0
  • noun additive (grammar) A word or phrase that adds something, such as also, even, or nor. 0
  • adjective additive (mathematics) Pertaining to addition; that can be, or has been, added. 0
  • adjective additive (mathematics, of a function, etc.) Distributive over addition. 0
  • adjective additive (algebra) Having addition as an operator. 0
  • adjective additive (chemistry) Pertaining to chemical addition. 0
  • adjective additive (genetics) Describing genes (or the interaction etc. of such genes) which govern the same trait and whose effects work together on the phenotype. 0
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