how to pronounce additive


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additive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of additive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… presence is additive to only having …”

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.

additive frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word additive occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics additive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that additive can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

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