[neg-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈnɛg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
marked by negation; denying; negative.
“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 early 1950s.
No; nix, nope: Mrs. Shrub sternly took Shrub’s arm. ”Were you really going to ruin his daughter’s wedding?” The Shrub said, ”Negatory”
[1950s+ Air Force; an adjective sense, fr French ne´gatoire, is found by 1580; the modern sense was popularized by the citizens band phenomenon of the 1970s]
[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 […]
n. 1950, compounded from negative entropy.