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[ni-gey-shuh n] /nɪˈgeɪ ʃən/

the act of denying:
He shook his head in negation of the charge.
a denial:
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.


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