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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Traveling by vehicle may be tedious for some, but for me the only negative part of a trip traveled that way is the ride home, in which that typical "down feeling" magnifies itself because of the many hours behind the wheel to think about the great territory I just left behind.
Even with this new positive consciousness and outlook, I confess that I am still healing from the self-objectifying behaviors that had shaped the way I used to see myself and this, without a doubt, must have played a major negative part in my life struggles to underline the depth of the effect and distortions of self s3xual objectification.
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.
The second step in the process is to pass the filtered output through an enveloper, which rectifies (or demodulates) the waveform, by inverting the negative part to positive, and extracts the repetition rate of the energy bursts.
As with the previous clause, the informants wrote the same type of negation, a partial negation, which implies that the negative part of the sentence only starts after M1.
The most negative part of the show was where he took issue with financial advisers; with the high investment fees for actively managed funds-likening these to termites; and with the challenges associated with setting up a retirement plan.
And defender Bacary Sagna has slammed claims from Benzema and Eric Cantona that race played a negative part in coach Didier Deschamps' team selection.
The negative part of this essay exploits empirical and provably nonparadoxical self-reference to prove conclusively that even immediate full grounding is not an internal relation in this sense.
The negative part is that the balance of the library settlement discriminates against the rural part of Kirklees, favouring Huddersfield and Dewsbury, and contains no real changes to senior library management in spite of a reduced service to 'manage.
Maybe one negative part is they'll be tired," said Bachmann.
Waste is a negative part of the consumerism culture, which leads to many risks that not only affects economy but also influences society as a whole.