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zero-sum

adjective [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 person involved: The stock market is now a zero-sum game, in which one party gains what the other loses.
Translations of “zero-sum”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一方得益一方受損的, 得失所系的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一方得益一方受损的, 得失所系的…
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