negative part

negative part

[′neg·əd·iv ′pärt]
(mathematics)
For a real-valued function ƒ, this is the function, denoted ƒ-, for which ƒ-(x) = ƒ(x) if ƒ(x)≤0 and ƒ-(x) = 0 if ƒ(x)>0.
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Issues related to migration are issues that are very much relevant to North Africa to sub-Saharan Africa and to the rest of the Middle East when it comes to this kind of the negative part of things.
How could I compare knowing that we can both work on our negative part, but not compare ourselves with other couples?
"I really had an incredible time playing a negative part for the first time.
"I feel social media played a very big part in this race -- a very negative part," she said, taking particular aim at comments from former village president Jeffrey Braiman, who publicly endorsed Terson.
So I didn't necessarily feel any way about that part -- the negative part of it.
I don't believe it's ever happened before, and it's always good to be part of history but this is a very negative part of history," he further stated.
It was something I wanted to try and I'm glad I did it, but there is always the negative part when doing something like that.
"The negative part is he doesn't have the delicate touch that a professional should have, out of respect for his coach and his team-mates.
But he urges that the negative part of the Liberian culture be eradicated and people should adopt the positive cultural values.
This is possible because the OFDM signal is generated in such a way that the positive part is an anti-symmetrical copy of the negative part [21].
Szijjarto also said that he clarified that "the regime of Miklos Horthy had its positive times but also very negative times and we must respect the historical facts that clearly indicate this." The foreign minister added that the positive part of Horthy's legacy was his work to stabilize Hungary after World War I, but the very negative part was "his historical sin," when contrary to his promises he did not protect the Jewish community, passed laws against it and that hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust.