from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not equal to zero.
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- adjective mathematics, of a quantity Not equal to
- noun A quantity which is not zero.
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But as eager as policymakers are to show that policy is on a track toward normalization -- that is, a nonzero fed funds rate and a smaller Fed balance sheet -- the process is clearly going to take time.
It seems to me like the threat could more accurately be described as "nonzero".
Issuing debt for such an issuer is, in fact, a monetary operation that serves to keep interest rates a nonzero levels.
For instance, every time I drive, fly, or walk in the city, there is a nonzero chance that I will be involved in a fatal accident.
I'd give examples, but there's a nonzero chance Satan is real and irony attracts his attention.
The point is that light-like vectors, yes, have a squared-length of zero, but they are not degeneracies in the form, because there are other vectors that give nonzero inner products with them.
Once one is a criminal, there is a nonzero amount of criminal activity which one has only avoided because one did not want to be a criminal.
I would pay some nonzero amount, fiscally and/or politically, for every additional Senate vote (on any issue) between 60 and 100, but it would be a hell of a lot less than I would pay from 0 to 60.
The principle of Transparency resembles KOR's guiding principles: "open, truthful, autonomous, trusting," and the elements of Transparency - communication and trust - are prerequisites for nonzero, win-win game playing (which is posited as the easiest perspective from which to understand the evolution of everything from organisms to organizations in Nonzero: The Logic Of Human Destiny, by Robert Wright.)
Even though love is the ultimate nonzero-sum game -- a potential win for all involved -- some people choose to be jerks.