additive identity


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additive identity

[′ad·ə·div ī′den·ə·dē]
(mathematics)
In a mathematical system with an operation of addition denoted +, an element 0 such that 0 + e = e + 0 = e for any element e in the system.
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A semiring is said to be antinegative or zerosumfree if the only element with an additive inverse is the additive identity 0.
Clearly all the properties of a semiring are satisfied where 0 is the additive identity and + 1 is multiplicative identity.
Additive identity politics failed in radical feminist communities because it challenged the central tenets upon which many of these communities were built.
Finally and on a very pragmatic level, additive identity politics failed precisely because the experiences and backgrounds of the women were so different, and conversation became difficult and sometimes impossible.

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