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additive inverse

[′ad·ə·div ′in‚vərs]
(mathematics)
In a mathematical system with an operation of addition denoted +, an additive inverse of an element e is an element -e such that e + (-e) = (-e) + e = 0, where 0 is the additive identity.
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NEW England centre Sam Burgess has caused controversy after appearing to question his opposite number Scott Williams during a press conference ahead of tomorrow's World Cup showdown against Wales.
NEW England centre Sam Burgess has caused controversy after appearing to question his opposite number Scott Williams W during a press conference ahead of the tomorrow's World PSPSPSPS'showdown against Wales.
8 Jordi Murphy must focus on himself today rather than worry about opposite number Sergio Parisse.
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Home hooker Andrew Henderson admits he will have to get the better of experienced opposite number Penkywicz.
6/10 GEORGE NORTH Worked hard on the right wing for Wales, negating the threat of his dangerous opposite number Alesana Tuilagi.
But Hartlepool levelled when, from a long punt from keeper Scott Flinders, opposite number Jimmy Walker was beaten by a wicked bounce and could only push the ball up in the air for striker colin Nish to tap over the line.
Opposite number Dario Gradi said: "I'm just a little bit frustrated that we didn't go on and win the match.
WALES will pile the pressure on England manager Martin Johnson if they win next month's Six Nations showdown at Twickenham but their head coach hopes his opposite number is given time to succeed in the role.
Wilkinson also believes the French have unearthed a future superstar of the game in his opposite number on Saturday Lionel Beauxis.
But he revealed he apologised to his opposite number after the match.