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adjective
Additive  adj.  (Math.) Proper to be added; positive; opposed to subtractive.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Additive" Quotes from Famous Books



... quinine, in a period greatly troubled by malaria, can be explained. Cinchona, discovered in Spanish America and known in seventeenth-century Europe, had demonstrable effects in the treatment of malaria but, because it was an additive rather than a purgative, physicians rejected it on theoretical grounds. Its eventual acceptance later revolutionized drug therapeutics, but this revolution did not affect ...
— Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699 • Thomas P. Hughes



Words linked to "Additive" :   bilinear, cumulative, incremental, intercalary, accumulative, completing, improver, nonlinear, addible, subtractive, add-on, addition, complementary, additional, adjuvant, linear, supplementary, add, additive inverse



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