ALL meanings of additive identity

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  • noun additive identity an element that when added to a given element in a specified set leaves that element unchanged, as zero in the real-number system. 1
  • noun additive identity (algebra) An element of an algebraic structure, generally denoted 0, which is an identity for an additive operation (generally denoted +). That is, x + 0 = 0 + x = x for any x in the structure. 0
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