[ni-gey-shuh n] /nɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
the act of denying:
He shook his head in negation of the charge.
a negation of one’s former beliefs.
something that is without existence; nonentity.
the absence or opposite of something that is actual, positive, or affirmative:
Darkness is the negation of light.
a negative statement, idea, concept, doctrine, etc.; a contradiction, refutation, or rebuttal:
a shameless lie that demands a negation.
the opposite or absence of something
a negative thing or condition
the act or an instance of negating
early 15c., from Old French negacion (12c.) and directly from Latin negationem (nominative negatio) “denial,” noun of action from past participle stem of negare “deny, say no” (see deny).
negation ne·ga·tion (nĭ-gā’shən)
A denial, contradiction, or negative statement.
[neg-uh-tiv] /ˈnɛg ə tɪv/ adjective 1. expressing or containing negation or denial: a negative response to the question. 2. refusing consent, as to a proposal: a negative reply to my request. 3. expressing refusal to do something: He maintained a negative attitude about cooperating. 4. prohibitory, as a command or order. 5. characterized by the […]
- Negative accommodation
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- Negative acknowledgement
1. (NAK) The mnemonic for ASCII character 21. Sometimes used as the response to receipt of a corrupted packet of information. Opposite of acknowledgement. 2. (NAK) Any message transmitted to indicate that some data has been received incorrectly, for example it may have a checksum or message length error. A NAK message allows the sender […]
- Negative advertisement
noun See negative advertising