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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.


(Electronics) electronics another name for NOT circuit
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Among his topics are the grammar of negation, Old Assyrian and East Semitic, Ugaritic, standard Biblical Hebrew, Phoenician, Qur'an Arabic, Jibbali and modern South Arabian, Tigre and Tigrinya, Amharic and Harari, innovative expressions of negation, other negators and negative asymmetries, and reconstruction.
The type of negators used and their position in the clauses implies that we are in a MODAL-MODAL scheme.
Bearing all this in mind, how can there be a productive meeting or any progress toward resolution of the dispute as long as these proven chauvinists and negators of the Macedonian nation and state are in office?
his mystification of the inherent asymmetry in the power structure between them, Levi warns, can become "a moral disease or an aesthetic affectation or a sinister sign of complicity; above all it is a precious service rendered (intentionally or not) to the negators of truth" (48-49).
All at-tempts to relativize and minimize these gains unambiguously put these negators on the other side of the barricades, Georgiev writes.
Results also showed that students were aware of using auxiliaries with the negators, but they failed to mark auxiliaries correctly for person and tense.
Most of those below are gimmicky, eg, inflammable, invaluable, and all of the a-'s: their prefixes are intensifiers or other modifiers that only coincidentally resemble negators.
Among the two negators a and avol occurring in intransitive predication, the particle a has the widest use: it occurs in non-verbal and verbal predicate constructions.
Negators such as not, none was least useful in these phrases as they have no effect on the obtained semantic scores.
The material is organized into units covering singular and plural nouns, definite and indefinite reference and demonstratives, personal pronouns, interrogative pronouns, numbers, measure words, indefinite plurals, times and dates, other interrogative expressions, attributive and predicative adjectives shi and you, comparisons, verbs and location expressions, verbs and time expressions, verbs and aspect markers, modal verbs, negators, types of question, imperatives and exclamations, complements of direction and location, complements of result and manner, potential complements, coverbal phrases, and disyllabic prepositions.
Language such as Modern Standard German and Modern Standard English uphold this prediction, having postfinite negators nicht and not respectively.
In contrast, post-verbal negators were not present in the English data, which indicated that transfer from French to English did not occur.