additive inverse

noun

Definition of additive inverse

: a number that when added to a given number gives zero the additive inverse of 4 is −4 — compare opposite sense 3

First Known Use of additive inverse

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Additive inverse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/additive%20inverse. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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