# Additive inverse

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## Definition of the noun additive inverse

What does additive inverse mean as a name of something?

**noun**

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

### Alternative definition of the noun additive inverse

**noun**

- [
*mathematics*] The inverse with respect to addition; the opposite.- synonyms: negative [
*colloquial*], opposite

- synonyms: negative [

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### Math Dictionary With Solutions (1999)

A Math Review by Chris Kornegay

X- **Additive Inverse** **The additive inverse** is one of the properties
of the real number system. It states that for any real number a there is a real
number —a ...

### Mathematics Illustrated Dictionary (2003)

Facts, Figures, and People by Jeanne Bendick

**additive inverse**. a + (-a) = (-a) + a = 0 For every integer there ...

### The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (2014)

by Christopher Clapham, James Nicholson

**additive inverse** See inverse element
. adherent point A point of the *closure of a set. ad infinitum Repeating infinitely
many times. adj Abbreviation for *adjoint. adjacency matrix For a *simple graph G
...

### The Greenwood Dictionary of Education, 2nd Edition (2011)

Second Edition by John W. Collins, Nancy Patricia O'Brien

**additive inverse** The number that ...

### The Relational Database Dictionary, Extended Edition (2008)

by Christopher Date

The elements -x and 1/x are called **the additive inverse** and the multiplicative
inverse, respectively (of x in each case). The expressions x+(-y) and x* (1/y) are
usually abbreviated to x-y and x/y, respectively. Distributive law (of “*” over “+”):
For ...

### Math Dictionary for Kids (2006)

The Essential Guide to Math Terms, Strategies, and Tables by Theresa R. Fitzgerald

**Additive Inverse** The number that, when added to another number, yields zero.
Example: +3 + -3 = 0 -3 is **the additive inverse** of +3. Binomial A math expression
that has two terms. Examples: 5 + 11 Deficient Number A number in which the ...

### Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

**The additive inverse** of
a submanifold is the same submanifold, but with its orientation reversed ...

### Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1978)

Volume 10 - Linear and Matrix Algebra to Microorganisms: Computer-Assisted Identification by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

and X+Y = Y +X The
zero vector 0 is the additive identity vector, and -1 -X is **the additive inverse** of the
vector X . The zero vector 0 and the zero scalar 0 can be related through the ...

### Webster's II New College Dictionary (2005)

by Webster's New World Dictionary, Editors Of Webster's II Dictionaries

* additive inverse n*. inverse 2b. ad.dle ...

### Encyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

taking the force as
input, and returning **the additive inverse** of the divergence of the force direction,
and is defined by, CðrÞ1⁄4ÀdivfðrÞ1⁄4À lim DA! 0 Þ fðrÞÁdl DA ð1Þ 1⁄4ÀrÁfðrÞ1⁄
4À ...

### Dictionary of Classical and Theoretical Mathematics (2001)

by Catherine Cavagnaro, William T. Haight, II

Alternatively, −n is **the additive inverse** of the integer n (the unique integer
...

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