zero-sum Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"zero-sum" in British English

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zero-sumadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌzɪə.rəʊˈsʌm/  us   /ˌzɪr.oʊ-/
used to refer to a ​situation in which any ​win by one ​person always ​means a ​loss to another ​personinvolved: The ​stockmarket is now a zero-sum game, in which one ​partygains what the other ​loses.
(Definition of zero-sum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"zero-sum" in American English

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zero-sumadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈzɪər·oʊ ˌsʌm, ˈzi·roʊ/
having a ​result in which one ​personloses as much as another ​benefits
(Definition of zero-sum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"zero-sum" in Business English

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zero-sumadjective

uk   us  
relating to a ​situation in which an ​advantage that is ​won by one of two ​sides is ​lost by the other: a zero-sum competition/gain/relationship This is a zero-sum ​gain involving ​redistribution of ​wealth.
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(Definition of zero-sum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “zero-sum”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一方得益一方受损的, 得失所系的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一方得益一方受損的, 得失所系的…
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