nonnegative

adjective
non·​neg·​a·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˈne-gə-tiv How to pronounce nonnegative (audio) \

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. Quanta Magazine, "A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into the Modern World," 23 May 2018 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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