Negative quantity

Related to Negative quantity: Scalar quantity
(Alg.) a quantity preceded by the negative sign, or which stands in the relation indicated by this sign to some other quantity. See Negative sign (below).

See also: Negative

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The concerted attempt to quantify Bums as a negative quantity is one of the more enduring features of MacDiarmidism.
The interim parliamentary budget committee approved amendments to the Credit Institutions Act, obligating Bulgaria's Central bank (BNB) to save banks whose capital becomes a negative quantity, reports the bTV national channel.
The GERB MPs who tabled the amendments proposedA the removal of the so-called aautomationa, meaning that BNB must automatically take away the license of a bank whose capital has become a negative quantity.
Negative quantities are not allowed, so your sales quantity will be 0 if the formula yields a negative quantity.
in (22) to arrive at (23) implies that mass is a negative quantity in the negative universe.
We then infer from this that entropy is negatively directed and is hence a negative quantity in the negative universe, since time is negatively directed and is hence a negative quantity in the negative universe.
Thus the Boltzmann constant is a negative quantity in the negative universe.
If an output has the opposite effect, if it decreases health, its intrinsic value is a negative quantity.
By default, ORL is defined as a positive quantity, and reflectance is defined as a negative quantity.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no economic meaning for a negative quantity of a nonmarket good that reflects feelings such as discrimination or nepotism.
Within utility theory, the economic interpretation of a negative quantity of a good or a service is that the agent gives (sells) it away.

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