Results for negative

Definitions of negative:

part of speech: adjective

That denies: implying absence: that stops or restrains: ( logic) denying the connection between a subject and predicate: ( algebra) noting a quantity to be subtracted.

part of speech: verb

To disprove; to dismiss or reject by a vote; to refuse to enact or sanction.

part of speech: verb transitive

To deny the truth of; to refuse assent to; dismiss or reject by vote.

part of speech: noun

A proposition by which something is denied: ( gram.) a word that denies.

part of speech: adjective

Implying denial; returning the answer no to an inquiry or request; opposed to affirmative; opposed to positive, as negative morality- that is, that which merely contents itself with abstaining from evil; without positive statement; tending to prove the opposite; having the power of stopping or withholding.

part of speech: noun

NEGATIVENESS.

part of speech: verb transitive

To prove the contrary: to reject by vote.

part of speech: adverb

Negatively.

part of speech: adjective

Implying refusal or denial; refusing assent; not positive; having the power of veto; in mathematics, noting a quantity to be subtracted; in photography, showing left and right, and dark and light reversed.

part of speech: noun

A word which denies, as not, no; a proposition by which something is denied; the right or power of withholding assent; the position taken up by a party who opposes or denies; in photography, a picture, either on paper or glass, having the lights and shadows I reversed, from which positives or ordinary photographs may be taken in unlimited numbers.

part of speech: noun

A refusal or denial; the side of a question which denies what the opposite side affirms; as, to support the negative in a debate; a word expressing denial; as, to reply with a negative; right of veto; a picture in which right and left and light and shade are the reverse of those in the original: used to print a positive picture; in mathematics, a quantity less than zero or the symbol denoting such a quantity; in electricity, the plate in the cell which is not positive.

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