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Additive inverse

Definition of the noun additive inverse

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  1. (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


  1. [mathematics] The inverse with respect to addition; the opposite.

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Google previewMath Dictionary With Solutions (1999)

by Chris Kornegay

> 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 such that a + (–a) = 0 and (–a) + a = 0.

Google previewMathematics Illustrated Dictionary (2003)

Facts, Figures, and People by Jeanne Bendick

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

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewMath 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 ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Dictionary of Education, 2nd Edition (2011)

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

additive inverse The number that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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!

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

the additive inverse of a real or complex number a is the number -a. 2. the multiplicative inverse of a nonzero real or complex number a is the number 1/a: also denoted or1. inverse operator Mathematics, if F is an operator on a space X. and ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (2005)

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

additive inverse n. inverse ...

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Video shows what additive inverse means. The inverse with respect to addition, the opposite.. additive inverse synonyms: negative, opposite. Additive inverse ...

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