zero-sum

[zeer-oh-suhm]
adjective
of or denoting a system in which the sum of the gains equals the sum of the losses: a zero-sum economy.

Origin:
1955–60

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No zero-sum calculus, however, obliges us to choose one of those enterprises
  over the other.
It is not a zero-sum game where our idealism is diminished by their career
  choices.
If life is a zero-sum game, then the concept of fairness is key to successful
  social groups.
The market itself is zero-sum, so as one player's value goes up, it cuts into
  the price of others.
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