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**Dictionary entry overview: What does additive inverse mean?**

• **ADDITIVE INVERSE** (noun)

The noun **ADDITIVE INVERSE** has 1 sense:

**1.** (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose sum is zero; the additive inverse of -5 is +5

*Familiarity information: ADDITIVE INVERSE used as a noun is very rare.*

**Dictionary entry details**

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**Meaning:**

(mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose sum is zero; the additive inverse of -5 is +5

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

**Hypernyms ("additive inverse" is a kind of...):**

inverse; opposite (something inverted in sequence or character or effect)

**Domain category:**

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

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