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negative sign

[′neg·əd·iv ¦sīn]
(mathematics)
The symbol -, used to indicate a negative number.
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If they are confident there are no negative signs then we will produce what they want, but we really don't know now.
Although the negative signs must be retained in (53), (54), (55) and (56) in the negative universe, mathematically the signs cancel, thereby making Lorentz transformation and the other equations of Special Relativity to retain their usual forms in the negative universe.
Earth and water are the negative signs and more likely to be introverts while fire and air are positive and more likely to be extroverts.
Other negative signs named by at least 5% of Americans who consider the economy to be getting worse include the federal budget deficit (10%), healthcare costs (9%), the growing gap between the rich and the poor or middle class (6%), and stagnant wages (5%).
I have shown you positive growth figures, but we are in this business to make money; and profitability, after showing negative signs in recent years, is still very low.
We see some negative signs in the decision because it sends wrong signals to some sides that might think of alternatives to the political process," said government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh.
On the second instructional screen (Figure 2), participants could see (and hear) that, relative to the solid blue line, the basic square root and square function reflected down in the x axis when negative signs were positioned in front of the radical or parentheses.
Up until Sunday the Tribesmen's report card was inconclusive, showing as much negative signs as positives.
Kay Martinez provides an overview of the trend to mentoring in teacher development, and finds both positive and negative signs.
Kings coach Andy Murray said Laperriere is improving but knows he has seen too many concussions in the past two years - including one of his own - to read too much into positive or negative signs.
Heeding warning signs includes not blaming negative signs and trends on others or external events.