# Zero-sum game

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## Definition of the noun zero-sum game

What does zero-sum game mean as a name of something?

**noun**

- a game in which the total of all the gains and losses is zero
- domain: game theory / theory of games
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- more generic word: game = a contest with rules to determine a winner

### Alternative definition of the noun zero-sum game

**noun**

- A game (or a similar economic system) in which the winnings of some players must equal the losses of others.

## Game

"**Zero-sum Game**" a.k.a. "**Zero Sum Game**" is an award-nominated video game.

- mode: Single-player video game
- designer: Cody Sandifer
- developer: Cody Sandifer
- genres: Interactive fiction, Adventure game
- award:
*XYZZY Award for Best Puzzles**XYZZY Award for Best NPCs*

## Miscellanea

**Zero-sum game**: "Zero sum game", as opposed to a "win-win situation", is used to suggest that if someone wins, someone else loses.

- also known as Zero sum game

## Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Zero-sum game

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### Security Management in Mobile Cloud Computing (2016)

by Munir, Kashif

* Zero-sum game is a class of constant-sum game in which the total gains for both
players sum to zero*. Formally, given a two person game with one move per
player. If each player selects independently and simultaneously from the finite set
of ...

### Software Engineering Foundations (2007)

A Software Science Perspective by Yingxu Wang

n+1 s m q n •n n•k = • * A zero-sum game is a game
where the total scores of all n players in the game is zero*. • The condition for a ...

### Social Dilemmas (1996)

by Samuel S. Komorita, Craig D. Parks

* The zero-sum game is a purely competitive situation because what one person
gains the other must lose*. This idea is consistent with the definition of a
competitive situation as one in which the goals of the two parties are mutually
incompatible ...

### Monte Carlo Simulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry (2010)

Concepts, Algorithms, and Case Studies by Mark Chang

* A zero-sum game is a game in which one player's winnings equal the other
player's losses*. Bear in mind that the definition requires a zero-sum for every set
of strategies (one from each player); if there is even one strategy set for which the
sum ...

### Gaming the Market (1997)

Applying Game Theory to Create Winning Trading Strategies by Ronald B. Shelton

ZERO SUM GAME * Zero-sum game is the one term from game theory that has
entered the English language as an everyday expression*. Most games that
people play for recreation are zero-sum games. In chess each piece captured is
a loss ...

### Encyclopedia of American Business (2009)

by W. Davis Folsom, Rick Boulware

**zero-sum game** * A zero-sum game is a game or situation where the gains by
winners are offset by losses to losers*. Zero-sum games are sometimes used to
describe market situations in which increased sales by one firm come at the
expense ...

### Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology (2000)

by Philip A. Laplante

**zero-sum game**...

### Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions (1999)

by Elizabeth Webber, Mike Feinsilber

**zero-sum game** 590 The term in use by Steven S. King in the Washington Post,
September 2, 1988: When conditions approach ideal, though, biking can
transcend the realm of mere physical endeavor and affect mental or even
spiritual planes.

### The American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

**zero-sum game** 686 due to vacuum fluctuations. See Note at absolute zero. zero-
sum game A game in which the sum of the winnings by all the players is zero. In
a zero- sum game, a gain by one player must be matched by a loss by another ...

### Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies (2001)

by Mona Baker

The simplest model is the two-person, **zero-sum game** with perfect information
and optimal strategy. This is a game where there are two players, the game ends
after a certain number of moves have been made, there is always a winner and a
...

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## Photo about Zero-sum game

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**Zero-sum game Meaning**

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## Quotes about Zero-sum game

Programming is not a **zero-sum game**. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn't take it away from you. I'm happy to share what I can, because I'm in it for the love of programming. (John Carmack)*more quotes...*

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