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negative
adjective
1 meaning or saying -no-; expressing denial, refusal or prohibition.
2 said of people or attitudes, etc: unenthusiastic, defeatist or pessimistic.
3 logic denying the connection between a subject and a predicate.
4 maths less than zero.
5 contrary to, or cancelling the effect of, whatever is regarded as positive.
6 maths measured in the opposite direction to that chosen as positive.
7 elec having the kind of electric charge produced by an excess of electrons.
8 photog said of film: having the light and shade of the actual image reversed, or complementary colours in place of actual ones.
9 biol in a direction away from the source of stimulus.
noun
1 a word, statement or grammatical form expressing denial replied in the negative .
2 a photographic film with a negative image, from which prints are made.
verb (negatived , negativing )
1 to reject something; to veto it.
2 to deny something.
3 to neutralize or cancel out something.
4 to disprove or prove the contrary of positive or affirmative.
[16c: from Latin negativus , from negare to deny]
negatively adverb .
negativeness or negativity noun .


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