positive-sum

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positive-sum (not comparable)

  1. (game theory) Pertaining to a game or situation where overall benefits to all participants can increase. [from 20th c.]
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 220:
      Morality […] is a consequence of the interchangeability of perspectives and the opportunity the world provides for positive-sum games.

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