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ne·gate

 (nĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. ne·gat·ed, ne·gat·ing, ne·gates
1. To make ineffective or invalid; nullify: a wage increase that was negated by inflation; a goal that was negated by an official's ruling.
2. To make negative: In German, sentences can be negated by using the word "nicht."
3. Computers To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.

[Latin negāre, negāt-, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.]

ne·ga′tor, ne·gat′er n.

negator

(nɪˈɡeɪtə)
n
(Electronics) electronics another name for NOT circuit
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In order to explore the dependence between formal disambiguators and clause type, an attempt was made to perform a statistical analysis involving the following factors: clause type, subject morphology, verbal frame, negator, verbal particle, and preposition stranding.
8] It is distinguished from the negator la by the length of the vowel.
Initial ne has lost its negative force, which is also evident from the fact that it is, on a large scale, reinforced by a second sentential negator, as documented by Jack (1978a-c).
The negator is tale, the most general negator in Kuot.
2) Finally, to make the study comparable with earlier work (Stockwell - Minkova 1991, Kyto -- Rissanen 1993, Nevalainen 1996), I excluded all cases where the initial adverb or negator was immediately followed by an embedded finite or non-finite nominal or adverbial clause.
The negator bu and a morphosyntactic analysis of A-not-A questions in Chinese.
When the negator is bu, the sentence means that the subject NP does not have the property denoted by the stative predicate.
The negator is postverbal in main clauses, but preverbal in subordinate clauses.
The sentence negator in adult Dutch is niet `not', while geen `no' as a constituent negator is a fusion of niet `not' and the indefinite article een `a'.
The sentence negator (Neg) occurs in both languages after the finite verb (M-finiteness), but with associated, language-specific, variants.
Renhe used in our examples is a PS renhe since the sentence would be ungrammatical without the negator meiyou.
The first case is where there is a modal or an auxiliary in between the negator and the verb, as exemplified in the following sentences: