nonnegative

adjective
non·neg·a·tive | \ ˌnän-ˈne-gə-tiv \

Definition of nonnegative 

: not negative: such as

a : being either positive or zero

b : taking on nonnegative values a nonnegative function

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Knowing whether a polynomial is always nonnegative might seem like a mathematical triviality. Kevin Hartnett, WIRED, "A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into Self-Driving Cars," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonnegative

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonnegative was in 1885

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