zero-sum

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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

ze′ro-sum`



adj.
denoting an element of game theory in which the amount lost is always equal to the amount gained: a zero-sum economy.
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Note also that the four comers of every 2x4 rectangle have constant sum 28.
Figure 2 demonstrates how the hyperplane (line), which is the line of a constant sum of the values of the random variables and is perpendicular to the n-cube's (square's) main diagonal, accrues volume (area) below it.
has the right to retain the guarantee, the bidder losing the constant sum. when the latter was in any urm.situatii: a) to withdraw its offer in per.
The grain size fractions, which are usually expressed as the relative proportions, are regarded as compositional data that have both nonnegative values and a constant sum (e.g., 1 or 100%) [7].
Average Mundurucu estimates for absent angles on flat surfaces, added to measures of the two visible angles, came within 5 degrees of 180, the constant sum of the angles in a planar triangle.
The activity scale used a constant sum method process, an established marketing research tool (Malhotra 1993).
We examine eight cases of argumentation in relation to a proportional reasoning task--the "Paint" task--in which the "constant sum" strategy was a significant factor.
The fact that the Overall Brand Rating and the Pre/Post Constant Sum appear in the same factor reinforces the conclusion that these are alternative measures of persuasion and in this respect mirrors the findings of the old Arrowhead #9 Study.
With regular towers, most students first used simple addition and only then gave an explanation for the constant sum. A relatively small number of students were able to generalize for higher towers.
On correlation between variables of constant sum. Journal of Geophysical Research 65:4185-4193.
Interruptible market requirements are modeled separately as a constant sum of known markets, subject only to pricing considerations.

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