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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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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.
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negation

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

negation

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

[nɪˈgeɪʃən] nnégation f
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negation

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

[nɪˈgeɪʃn] nnegazione f
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ne·ga·tion

n. negación.
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References in classic literature ?
"I can assure her majesty that if she does not sign to-day she will not have time to sign to-morrow.
"There is one thing the queen has not signed -- her assent to the treaty."
Erskine nudged Sir Charles, who said hastily, "Thank you, but I had rather not sign anything."
"I will not sign, simply because I do not choose to," said Erskine warmly.
"But do not sign if you feel uncomfortable about it."
And those who do know, whisper that the hunters, while excellent shots, were so notorious for their quarrelsome and rascally proclivities that they could not sign on any decent schooner.
The treaty of peace, however, was not signed until 1763.
They were talking about the things they had bought and arguing whether they were really old, and whether there were not signs here and there of European influence.
Of course, in the first place, I spotted you at once by these prison articles; they were not signed, but the fist was the fist of my sitting rabbit!"
Summary: Education Minister Akram Chehayeb Monday announced that he will not sign any decision allowing any new university in the country.
The Indian establishment is of the view that as a close neighbour, it would respect Colombo's decision, as the Sri Lankan Prime Minister on Wednesday announced that his country would not sign any pact that violated sovereignty.
Macedonia's president announced Tuesday that he would not sign onto a landmark deal with Greece to change his country's name.