Definitions

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  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a quantity that is either positive or zero.

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  • adjective mathematics (of a quantity) Not negative; either zero or positive
  • noun Any value that is not negative.

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  • adjective either positive or zero

Etymologies

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non- +‎ negative

Examples

  • Now the covariance matrix can be written as where T is the transpose, U is an orthogonal matrix (, I is an identity matrix), D is a diagonal matrix matrix of eigenvalues (nonnegative numbers).

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  • S and R are real, with R nonnegative, and rewriting Schrödinger's equation in terms of these new variables to obtain a pair of coupled evolution equations: the continuity equation for ρ = R2 and a modified Hamilton-Jacobi equation for S, differing from the usual classical Hamilton-Jacobi equation only by the appearance of an extra term, the quantum potential

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  • Now, to a mathematician (and I am one of those), a metric is a nonnegative function of two points in a metric space (so-called because it is a set on which a metric is defined) that tells something about how far apart (often in quite nonintuitive ways) the two points are.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Now, to a mathematician (and I am one of those), a metric is a nonnegative function of two points in a metric space (so-called because it is a set on which a metric is defined) that tells something about how far apart (often in quite nonintuitive ways) the two points are.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Now, to a mathematician (and I am one of those), a metric is a nonnegative function of two points in a metric space (so-called because it is a set on which a metric is defined) that tells something about how far apart (often in quite nonintuitive ways) the two points are.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Now, to a mathematician (and I am one of those), a metric is a nonnegative function of two points in a metric space (so-called because it is a set on which a metric is defined) that tells something about how far apart (often in quite nonintuitive ways) the two points are.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • ‡ The whole numbers are also called the positive integers (or the nonnegative integers, if zero is included).

    whole numbers

  • The conceptual basis for the nonnegative integers was purely intuitive, but they had been in use for untold centuries and had achieved cultural acceptability — that is, as meeting the demands of the rigor of the day.

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  • To each of these integers corre - sponds a nonnegative number pi between 0 and 1 such that the sum of all these pi equals 1.

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  • NET statistics library that provides functions for statistical computation and biostatistics, including descriptive statistics, probability distributions, linear regression, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, multivariate statistics, partial least squares, clustering, and nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF).

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