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additive identity


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An element that in a given mathematical system leaves unchanged any element to which it is added.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An element of an algebraic structure, generally denoted 0, which is an identity for an additive operation (generally denoted +). That is, x + 0 = 0 + x = x for any x in the structure.


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