an element that when added to a given element in a specified set leaves that element unchanged, as zero in the real-number system.
- Additive inverse
the number in the set of real numbers that when added to a given number will yield zero: The additive inverse of 2 is −2.
- Additive process
a process of color photography in which the colors are formed by the combination of red, green, and blue-violet. noun a photographic process in which the desired colours are produced by adding together appropriate proportions of three primary colours Compare subtractive process
something that is added, as one substance to another, to alter or improve the general quality or to counteract undesirable properties: an additive that thins paint. Nutrition. Also called food additive. a substance directly to food during processing, as for preservation, coloring, or stabilization. something that becomes part of food or affects it as a […]
to make or become confused. to make or become rotten, as eggs. mentally confused; muddled. rotten: addle eggs. Historical Examples One drink will addle a person’s wits and the second will act as an antidote. Death Makes A Mistake P.F. Costello And ever since he had been repeating to himself, “What do they addle?” A […]