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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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.
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.
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.
Many times as parents, we must fight the urge to be a negative part of the experience our children face in athletics.
The gap created by selfish leaders contributed to negative part in the continent's progress, as a result of failure for cultural fruition that may engulf new ideas in the minds of individuals regardless of natural resources such as minerals, mining, livestock, agriculture, oil and gas still continent faced lack of advance growth in development due to poor leadership among African head of states.
The only negative part is that we couldn't work with all the women [who signed up for the project].
However, the only negative part of the walk was in the countryside.
The negative part is it took so long for us to get there.
Most of what needs to happen to change the aloof image of a nonprofit revolves around the chief executive officer, who has to recognize and take action to counteract the negative part of the organization's image.
The negative part is that the consensus cannot be only in one field because we would have to have a consensual government and decisions too.