1. [ noun ] something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
Related terms: addition food_additive adjuvant
2. [ adjective ] (mathematics) designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
Synonyms: linear
Related terms: nonlinear mathematics bilinear
3. [ adjective ] characterized or produced by addition

"an additive process"

Related terms: subtractive accumulative summational addable
Similar spelling:   auditive