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Definition 1: something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine - [noun denoting artifact]

(additive is a kind of ...) a component that is added to something to improve it

"the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement" "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"

(... is a kind of additive ) an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment

(... is a kind of additive ) an additive to food intended to improve its flavor or appearance or shelf-life

Definition 2: characterized or produced by addition - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where additive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an additive process

(additive is similar to ...) increasing by successive addition

"the benefits are cumulative" "the eventual accumulative effect of these substances"

(additive is similar to ...) capable of being added or added to

(additive is similar to ...) further or added

"called for additional troops" "need extra help" "an extra pair of shoes"

(additive is similar to ...) acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

(additive is similar to ...) increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions

"lecturers enjoy...steady incremental growth in salary"

(additive is similar to ...) having a day or month inserted to make the calendar year correspond to the solar year:

"Feb. 29 is an intercalary day" "a leap year is an intercalary year"

(additive is similar to ...) of or relating to a summation or produced by summation

(additive is similar to ...) added to complete or make up a deficiency

"produced supplementary volumes"

Definition 3: designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for additive in the sense of this definition

(additive is similar to ...) linear with respect to each of two variables or positions

(additive belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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