additive inverse

Math.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.[195560]
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additive inverse — the number that must be added to a number to equal zero [−5 is the additive inverse of 5] … English World dictionary
Additive inverse — In mathematics, the additive inverse, or opposite, of a number a is the number that, when added to a, yields zero. The additive inverse of a is denoted −a. For example, the additive inverse of 7 is −7, because 7 + (−7) = 0, and the additive… … Wikipedia
additive inverse — noun (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose sum is zero; the additive inverse of 5 is +5 • Topics: ↑mathematics, ↑math, ↑maths • Hypernyms: ↑inverse, ↑opposite * * * noun … Useful english dictionary
additive inverse — noun The inverse with respect to addition; the opposite. The additive inverse of 12 is −12. Syn: negative, opposite … Wiktionary
additive inverse — noun Date: 1953 a number that when added to a given number gives zero < the additive inverse of 4 is 4 > compare opposite 3 … New Collegiate Dictionary
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