zero-sum game



zero-sum game

A situation, process, competition, or outcome in which the winner's gain is exactly equal to the loser's loss. Poker is a zero-sum game because the amount of money won by one player is equivalent to the amount lost by the other players.
See also: game

Common Names:

NameGenderPronouncedUsage
ŽOfie-Czech
Gulshan-Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Coker['kəukə]
PippaPIP-əEnglish
Martinamahr-TEE-nah (Italian, Spanish, Dutch), mahr-TEEN-ə (English)German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancien
Alwyn['ælwin]