negation definition

  • noun:
    • The work or procedure of negating.
    • A denial, contradiction, or bad statement.
    • the alternative or absence of anything seen as real, positive, or affirmative.
    • The work of negating some thing.
    • A denial or contradiction.
    • A proposition which is the contradictory of another idea and which may be obtained from that various other proposition because of the properly put addition/insertion of the word "not". (Or, in symbolic logic, by prepending that idea with the representation for the reasonable operator "not".)
    • The reasonable procedure which obtains such (negated) propositions.
    • The act of denying; assertion associated with the nonreality or untruthfulness of something; declaration that anything isn't, or is not, or will never be; denial; -- the contrary of affirmation.
    • information or meaning by denial, exclusion, or exemption; statement of exactly what anything is certainly not, or hasn't, that could be inferred exactly what it's or features.
    • The work of denying or of negativing; the exact opposite of this work of affirming.
    • A denial; a declaration that anything just isn't, or has not been, or will not be.
    • The absence of that which is good or affirmative; blankness; emptiness.
    • an adverse statement; a statement which a refusal or denial of some other declaration
    • (logic) a proposition that's true if and only if another proposition is untrue
    • the speech work of negating

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