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IEVref: | 102-01-12 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | neutral element, <for addition> | ||

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Definition: | in a set where an addition is defined, unique element n, if it exists, such that a + n = a for any element aNote 1 to entry: For numbers, the neutral element for addition is the number zero, denoted by 0. For vectors, the neutral element is the zero vector, denoted by | ||

Publication date: | 2008-08 | ||

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Internal notes: | 2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00019 (IEV 102) - evaluation. JGO | ||

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Note 1 to entry: For numbers, the neutral element for addition is the number zero, denoted by 0. For vectors, the neutral element is the zero vector, denoted by **0** or $\overrightarrow{0}$. For matrices, the neutral element is the zero matrix. For scalar quantities of a given kind, the neutral element is a quantity of the same kind, whose numerical value is zero.