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IEVref: | 102-01-14 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: 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 | ||

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: 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.