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negation

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noun ne·ga·tion \ni-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of negation

  1. 1 a :  the action or logical operation of negating or making negative b :  a negative statement, judgment, or doctrine; especially :  a logical proposition formed by asserting the falsity of a given proposition — see truth table table

  2. 2 a :  something that is the absence of something actual :  nonentity b :  something considered the opposite of something regarded as positive

ne·ga·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective


Examples of negation

  1. <issued specific negations of all of the charges against her>

  2. <a ruling by the Supreme Court that many regarded as a negation of the basic right of privacy>



15th Century

First Known Use of negation

15th century



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