# additive inverse

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

So called because the sum of a number and its additive inverse is the additive identity.

### Noun[edit]

**additive inverse** (*plural* **additive inverses**)

- (mathematics) The inverse with respect to addition; the opposite.
*The*additive inverse*of 12 is −12.*

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mathematical term