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# additive inverse

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noun Mathematics.

the number in the set of real numbers that when added to a given number will yield zero: The additive inverse of 2 is −2.

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## Origin of additive inverse

First recorded in 1955–60

## Words nearby additive inverse

additive, additive color, additive effect, additive group, additive identity, additive inverse, additive process, additory, addle, addlebrained, addled

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