from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An element that in a given mathematical system leaves unchanged any element to which it is added.
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- noun algebra An element of an algebraic structure, generally denoted 0, which is an
identityfor an additive operation(generally denoted +). That is, x + 0 = 0 + x = x for any x in the structure.
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