IEVref: 102-01-12 ID: Language: en Status: Standard Term: neutral element, Synonym1: Synonym2: Synonym3: Symbol: 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 0 or $\stackrel{\to }{0}$. 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. Publication date: 2008-08 Source: Replaces: Internal notes: 2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00019 (IEV 102) - evaluation. JGO CO remarks: TC/SC remarks: VT remarks: Domain1: Domain2: Domain3: Domain4: Domain5: