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meanings of additive


  1. Of or pertaining to genes (or the interaction etc. of such genes) which govern the same trait and whose effects work together on the phenotype.
  2. Pertaining to chemical addition.
  3. Whose operator is identified as addition.
  4. That is distributive over addition.
  5. Pertaining to addition; that can be, or has been, added.


  1. A word or phrase that adds something, such as also, even, or nor.
  2. A substance added to another substance or product to produce specific properties in the combined substance.