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IEVref:102-01-14ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: negative, noun
Synonym1: opposite, noun
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Definition: for any element of a set in which an addition with a neutral element is defined, the unique element of the set, if it exists, such that the sum of the two elements is the neutral element

Note 1 to entry: In English, the term "negative" applies in particular to numbers and matrices, whereas the term "opposite" is used for vectors and tensors.

Note 2 to entry: The negative of element a is denoted by −a, and inversely.


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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