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negative sign

[′neg·əd·iv ¦sīn]
(mathematics)
The symbol -, used to indicate a negative number.
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All the variables are statistically significant; the first variable of interest is income inequality which has negative sign which means that an increase in income inequality will reduce saving.
However, Polk said the figure was difficult to square with more negative signs emerging from other parts of the economy.
Although some products may remain popular in suburban areas and smaller cities where car tuning and in-car music playing are preferred activities, in-car entertainment in general is doomed to show negative signs based on the increasing threats posed by wider ownership of portable devices, particularly smartphones and tablets, which allow consumers to conduct activities such as navigation, listen to music and watch films.
Asked what was his message to the world to overcome conflicts, the King said "what is needed is just to launch initiatives, but we have to continue working every day to eliminate any negative signs when they occur.
Both independent variables in the first equation are hypothesized to have negative signs.
Trading took place in 352 companies, of which 133 posted positive growth, whereas 197 ended with negative signs.
Murad, however, said there were negative signs in the realty market in Kuwait because real estate companies suffer huge debts.
There is no doubt that the establishment of KHDA and the Abu Dhabi Educational Council (Adec), and the policies adopted by the two bodies to improve education in the two emirates are positive signs of how local governments can help in achieving the national goals, but lack of coordination between the ministries and local educational authorities over issues such as fees, salaries, assessment and unification of school calendars are also negative signs that hamper the development of the system.
There are both signs that encourage one to be optimistic, including the fact that fair and free elections were held, perhaps for the first time in 60 years, and negative signs such as the fact that the youths of the revolution seem to have come out of the revolution rather empty-handed.
So far, the authorities have ignored the negative signs and the low key complaints from associations representing foreign firms.
I hope these negative signs will not continue through the remainder of the year and throughout 2012.
Jobs market shows negative signs in April after disaster