additive inverse

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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

additive inverse (plural additive inverses)

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

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Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 02:08