|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|
|Related terms:||nonlinear mathematics bilinear|
|3.||[ adjective ] characterized or produced by addition|
"an additive process"
|Related terms:||subtractive accumulative summational addable|