from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of negating.
- n. A denial, contradiction, or negative statement.
- n. The opposite or absence of something regarded as actual, positive, or affirmative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of negating something.
- n. A denial or contradiction.
- n. A proposition which is the contradictory of another proposition and which can be obtained from that other proposition by the appropriately placed addition/insertion of the word "not". (Or, in symbolic logic, by prepending that proposition with the symbol for the logical operator "not".)
- n. The logical operation which obtains such (negated) propositions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of denying; assertion of the nonreality or untruthfulness of anything; declaration that something is not, or has not been, or will not be; denial; -- the opposite of
- n. Description or definition by denial, exclusion, or exception; statement of what a thing is not, or has not, from which may be inferred what it is or has.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of denying or of negativing; the opposite of the act of affirming.
- n. A denial; a declaration that something is not, or has not been, or will not be.
- n. The absence of that which is positive or affirmative; blankness; emptiness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement
- n. (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false
- n. the speech act of negating
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