ten's complement

ten's complement

[′tenz ′käm·plə·mənt]
(mathematics)
In decimal arithmetic, the unique numeral that can be added to a given N-digit numeral to form a sum equal to 10 N (that is, a one followed by N zeros).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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