[ni-geyt, neg-eyt] /nɪˈgeɪt, ˈnɛg eɪt/
verb (used with object), negated, negating.
to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of:
an investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
to nullify or cause to be ineffective:
Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
verb (used without object), negated, negating.
to be ; bring or cause results:
a pessimism that always negates.
(electronics) another name for NOT circuit
to make ineffective or void; nullify; invalidate
to deny or contradict
1795 (with an isolated use from 1620s), back-formation from negation, or else from Latin negatus, past participle of negare. Related: Negated; negates; negating.
[neg-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈnɛg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. marked by negation; denying; negative. adj. “expressing negation,” 1570s, from Middle French negatoire or directly from Medieval Latin negatorius “negative,” from Latin negatus, past participle of negare “deny, say no, to refuse” (see deny). In the sense “no” it is U.S. Air Force slang from the […]
[neg-uh-ton] /ˈnɛg əˌtɒn/ noun 1. (not in technical use) (def 1). [ih-lek-tron] /ɪˈlɛk trɒn/ noun 1. Also called negatron. Physics, Chemistry. an elementary particle that is a fundamental constituent of matter, having a negative charge of 1.602 × 10 −19 coulombs, a mass of 9.108 × 10 −31 kilograms, and spin of ½, and existing […]
noun unused electrical watt due to energy-efficient living Word Origin nega(tive) + watt
[neg-ev] /ˈnɛg ɛv/ noun 1. a partially reclaimed desert region and district in S Israel, bordering on the Sinai Peninsula. 4700 sq. mi. (12,173 sq. km). Capital: Beersheba. /ˈnɛɡɛv/ noun 1. the S part of Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: a triangular-shaped semidesert region, with large areas under irrigation; scene of fighting between Israeli […]