Meaning of “zero-sum game” in the English Dictionary

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"zero-sum game" in Business English

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zero-sum gamenoun [ C ]

uk us US

a situation in which an advantage that is won by one of two sides is lost by the other:

Free trade benefits everyone in the end because trade is never a zero-sum game.

(Definition of “zero-sum game” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)