zero-sum game

noun

Definition of zero-sum game

: a situation in which one person or group can win something only by causing another person or group to lose it Dividing up the budget is a zero-sum game.

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“Zero-sum game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zero-sum%20game. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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