subtractive
adjective Date: 1690 1. tending to subtract 2. constituting or involving subtraction

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  • Subtractive — Sub*trac tive, a. 1. Tending, or having power, to subtract. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) Having the negative sign, or sign minus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subtractive — [səb trak′tiv] adj. [ML subtractivus] 1. tending to subtract 2. capable of or involving subtraction 3. that is to be subtracted; marked with the minus sign (−) …   English World dictionary

  • subtractive — subtract ► VERB ▪ take away (a number or amount) from another to calculate the difference. DERIVATIVES subtraction noun subtractive adjective. ORIGIN Latin subtrahere draw away …   English terms dictionary

  • subtractive — adjective constituting or involving subtraction a subtractive correction • Ant: ↑additive • Similar to: ↑ablative, ↑reductive • Derivationally related forms: ↑subtract …   Useful english dictionary

  • subtractive — /seuhb trak tiv/, adj. 1. tending to subtract; having power to subtract. 2. Math. (of a quantity) that is to be subtracted; having the minus sign ( ). [1680 90; SUBTRACT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • subtractive — adjective a) Of or pertaining to subtraction b) Describing a colour, from which some wavelengths have been removed …   Wiktionary

  • Subtractive — Субтрактивный (напр. о синтезе цвета); Субтрактивный …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • subtractive — sub·trac·tive …   English syllables

  • subtractive — sub•trac•tive [[t]səbˈtræk tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) tending to subtract; having power to subtract 2) math. (of a quantity) to be subtracted; having the minus sign (−) • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • subtractive — /səbˈtræktɪv/ (say suhb traktiv) adjective 1. tending to subtract; having power to subtract. 2. Mathematics (of a quantity) that is to be subtracted; having the minus sign ( ). 3. a. (of a colour) reflecting light of a particular wavelength and… …   Australian English dictionary

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