### Definition of Subtractive

1. Adjective. Constituting or involving subtraction. "A subtractive correction"

Similar to: Ablative, Reductive
Derivative terms: Subtract

### Definition of Subtractive

1. a. Tending, or having power, to subtract.

### Definition of Subtractive

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to subtraction ¹

2. Adjective. Describing a colour, from which some wavelengths have been removed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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### Literary usage of Subtractive

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1. A New Introduction to the Science of Algebra by Silas Totten (1836)
"Thus, if we express a man's property in additive numbers, we can represent his debts by subtractive ones ; for instance, if he have property worth \$500, ..."

2. Elements of arithmetic and algebra by William Scott (1844)
"If m is subtractive and m' additive, this case may be reduced to the preceding by changing the order of the factors ; or, since (—m) taken once is —m; ..."

3. The Science and Practice of Photography: An Elementary Textbook on the by John Ransom Roebuck (1918)
"(b) The subtractive method. This is less simple in principle but more usable practically. In this group are a number of distinct processes all requiring the ..."

4. Practical Color Photography by Edward John Wall (1922)
"CHAPTER VI subtractive PROCESSES. SUPERIMPOSED CARBON PRINTS PROBABLY everyone knows the fundamental basis of the carbon process, a name that has clung ..."

5. Technology of Cellulose Esters: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Edward Chauncey Worden (1921)
"... and R. Berthon.7 subtractive Films or transferences with color films one on top of the other, the so-called newer photographic transfer processes, ..."

6. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: An Elementary Treatise on Algebra by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"Si) the number of the subtractive processes gone through when at length cither no remainder is left or a remainder less than b is the same as the quotient. ..."

7. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay by Asiatic Society of Bombay (1883)
"3 Immediately after (the above described subtractive month) does the sun enter Aquarius ... Thus is the subtractive month enclosed by two additive months, ..."