from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A situation in which a gain by one person or side must be matched by a loss by another person or side.
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- noun A game (or a similar
economic system) in which the winningsof some playersmust equalthe lossesof others.
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- noun a game in which the total of all the gains and losses is zero
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