negation


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ne·ga·tion

 (nĭ-gā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of negating.
2. A denial, contradiction, or negative statement.
3. The opposite or absence of something regarded as actual, positive, or affirmative.

ne·ga′tion·al adj.

negation

(nɪˈɡeɪʃən)
n
1. the opposite or absence of something
2. a negative thing or condition
3. the act or an instance of negating
4. (Logic) logic
a. the operator that forms one sentence from another and corresponds to the English not
b. a sentence so formed. It is usually written –p, ~p, p̄ or ⇁p, where p is the given sentence, and is false when the given sentence is true, and true when it is false

ne•ga•tion

(nɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of denying: He shook his head in negation of the charge.
2. a denial: a negation of one's beliefs.
3. something that is without existence; nonentity.
4. the absence or opposite of something considered positive or affirmative: Darkness is the negation of light.
5. a negative statement, idea, concept, doctrine, etc.; a contradiction, refutation, or rebuttal.
ne•ga′tion•al, adj.

negation

Measures to deceive, disrupt, deny, degrade, or destroy an adversary's space systems and services or any other space system or service used by an adversary that is hostile to US national interests. See also space control.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.negation - a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
2.negation - the speech act of negating
disaffirmation, denial - the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
contradiction - the speech act of contradicting someone; "he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction"
cancellation - the speech act of revoking or annulling or making void
3.negation - (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
proposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

negation

noun
1. opposite, reverse, contrary, contradiction, converse, antithesis, inverse, antonym He repudiates liberty and equality as the negation of order and government.
2. denial, refusal, rejection, contradiction, renunciation, repudiation, disavowal, veto She shook her head in a gesture of negation.

negation

noun
2. A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or charge:
Law: traversal.
Translations
negace
tagadás
negasjon

negation

[nɪˈgeɪʃən] N
1. (gen) (Ling) → negación f
2. (= denial, refusal) → negativa f

negation

[nɪˈgeɪʃən] nnégation f

negation

nVerneinung f; (of statement, negative form also)Negation f

negation

[nɪˈgeɪʃn] nnegazione f

ne·ga·tion

n. negación.
References in classic literature ?
She looked, even as I did, and gave me, with her deep groan of negation, repulsion, compassion-- the mixture with her pity of her relief at her exemption--a sense, touching to me even then, that she would have backed me up if she could.
The restriction in question amounts to what lawyers call a NEGATIVE PREGNANT that is, a NEGATION of one thing, and an AFFIRMANCE of another; a negation of the authority of the States to impose taxes on imports and exports, and an affirmance of their authority to impose them on all other articles.
In the "Palace of Crystal" it is unthinkable; suffering means doubt, negation, and what would be the good of a "palace of crystal" if there could be any doubt about it?
iv) Statements opposed as affirmation and negation belong manifestly to a class which is distinct, for in this case, and in this case only, it is necessary for the one opposite to be true and the other false.
For a young enthusiast is unable to imagine the total negation in another mind of the emotions which are stirring his own: they may be feeble, latent, inactive, he thinks, but they are there--they may be called forth; sometimes, in moments of happy hallucination, he believes they may be there in all the greater strength because he sees no outward sign of them.
asked Madame de Bellegarde, in a voice which was really a consummate negation of impatience.
But she wasn't provoked, she only shook her head in negation (which was absurd) and pursued the trend of her spoken thoughts.
Great builded voids, great crowded stillnesses put on, often, in the heart of cities, for the small hours, a sort of sinister mask, and it was of this large collective negation that Brydon presently became conscious - all the more that the break of day was, almost incredibly, now at hand, proving to him what a night he had made of it.
It seemed like a new misanthropic belief which had fallen on human beings, carrying with it the negation of all hope.
The soundlessness impressed her as a positive entity rather than as the mere negation of noise.
What if "niceness" carried to that supreme degree were only a negation, the curtain dropped before an emptiness?
Assuming the negation to refer only to the victory and not to the lunch, M.