additive inverse

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.

Nearby words

  1. additive,
  2. additive color,
  3. additive effect,
  4. additive group,
  5. additive identity,
  6. additive process,
  7. additively,
  8. additory,
  9. addle,
  10. addlebrained

Origin of additive inverse

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019