zero-sum

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Related to Fixed sum game: Non-zero-sum, Zero sum game

ze·ro-sum

(zîr′ō-sŭm′, zē′rō-)
adj.
Of or relating to a situation in which a gain is offset by an equal loss: "Under the zero-sum budgeting system that governs federal spending, the money for spinal research is likely to be deducted from some other research account" (Daniel S. Greenburg).

zero-sum

adj
relating to a situation in which one person's loss is equal to the other person's gain

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adj.
denoting an element of game theory in which the amount lost is always equal to the amount gained: a zero-sum economy.