additive additive  /ˈæ də tɪv/


  1. (n) something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
  2. (adj) designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
  3. (adj) characterized or produced by addition


  1. The Lancet study will probably encourage other researchers to conduct food-additive work of their own.
  2. But the additive news was not uniformly gloomy.
  3. When these additive particles are gone, the once glassy and impermeable plastic is left as a porous, sponge-like substance that naturally decomposes in the earth.


  1. 2013 RAPID Conference and Exposition Breaks Past Attendance Records

    More than 2,500 attendees turned out for 2013 RAPID Conference and Exposition, almost doubling last year's attendance and reflecting potential of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Held June 10-13, event included more than 100 exhibitors across variety of industries and a technical conference that attracted more than 900 attendees. Workshops covered fundamentals of AM, 3D modeling and 3D ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. 10 Ways 3-D Printing Will Blow Your Mind

    3-D printing is no longer a secret among manufacturers. Click ahead to see examples of how 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, is altering industries, as was on display at the RAPID conference in Pittsburgh.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. 3-D Printing: This Generation's 'Moon Shot' Moment

    3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, holds enormous promise for many sectors. But innovation brings risks, such as 3-D guns. In addition, is America's workforce prepared for more advanced manufacturing jobs?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "Well, we've been saying that we're going to take a nice, slow, careful international view of where this sport can go," France said. "The only parameters I've laid out to our team is it has to be additive to the industry. So that means when...
    on Feb 13, 2007 By: Brian France Source:

  2. Immelt said the Smiths acquisition was "largely complementary technology," adding that "we view this as additive, not consolidating," when asked whether jobs might be cut.
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Jeffrey Immelt Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "They lured vulnerable consumers into purchasing 'auto warranties,' and then switched to sell them into service contracts and auto additive warranties with inferior or negligible repair coverage, while making it almost impossible for the consumers...
    on Nov 13, 2009 By: Chris Koster Source: Kansas City infoZine

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