Additive vs Supplementary - What's the difference?

additive | supplementary |

As a noun additive

is .

As an adjective supplementary is

additional; added to supply what is wanted.




(en adjective)
  • (mathematics) Pertaining to addition; that can be, or has been, added.
  • over addition.
  • Matrix multiplication is additive in that M\vec v+M\vec w=M(\vec v+\vec w).
  • (algebra) Having addition as an operator.
  • It is natural to look at a finite cyclic group as an additive group.
  • (chemistry) Pertaining to chemical addition.
  • (genetics) Describing genes (or the interaction etc. of such genes) which govern the same trait and whose effects work together on the phenotype.
  • Antonyms

    * subtractive

    Derived terms

    * additive function * additive inverse * additive identity * additive group * additive color


    (en noun)
  • A substance added to another substance or product for its ability to alter its properties.
  • Oil may be used as an additive in gasoline to improve the lubrication of a small engine.
  • (grammar) A word or phrase that adds something, such as also'', ''even'', or ''nor .
  • supplementary



    (en adjective)
  • Additional; added to supply what is wanted.
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