additive identity


noun Mathematics.

an element that when added to a given element in a specified set leaves that element unchanged, as zero in the real-number system.

Nearby words

  1. additionally,
  2. additive,
  3. additive color,
  4. additive effect,
  5. additive group,
  6. additive inverse,
  7. additive process,
  8. additively,
  9. additory,
  10. addle

Origin of additive identity

First recorded in 1955–60

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