from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A substance added in small amounts to something else to improve, strengthen, or otherwise alter it.
- adj. Marked by, produced by, or involving addition.
- adj. Of or being any of certain primary colors of wavelengths that may be mixed with one another to produce other colors. See Table at color.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to addition; that can be, or has been, added.
- adj. Distributive over addition.
- adj. Having addition as an operator.
- adj. Pertaining to chemical addition.
- adj. Describing genes (or the interaction etc. of such genes) which govern the same trait and whose effects work together on the phenotype.
- n. A substance added to another substance or product for its ability to alter its properties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Proper to be added; positive; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be added; of the nature of an addition; helping to increase: as, an additive correction (a correction to be added).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized or produced by addition
- adj. designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
- n. something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
From Late Latin additivus, from the participial stem of Latin addere ("to add"). (Wiktionary)