Meaning of finitely additive function

fi'nitely ad'ditive func'tion

Pronunciation: [key]
— Math. Math.
  1. a set function that upon operating on the union of a finite number of disjoint sets gives the same result as the sum of the functional values of each set. Cf. countably additive function.
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