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negation Explained

negation at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

early 15c., from L. negationem (nom. negatio) "denial," from negare "deny, say no," from Old L. nec "not," related to ne "no." Negate (1623) is a back-formation. Negatory for "no" is U.S. Air Force slang from the early 1950s. ///

negation at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 [singular, U] when something is made to have no effect or be the opposite of what it should be: --Much of what passes for Christianity is a negation of Christ's teachings.//
2 [U] when someone says no or disagrees: --He shook his head in silent negation.//

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negation at German => English Of Explained:


negation at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

141 Moby Thesaurus words for "negation":
abnegation, abolishment, abolition, absence, annihilation,
annulment, antagonism, argumentation, bucking, challenge, choking,
choking off, clashing, conflict, contention, contradiction,
contraposition, contravention, contraversion, controversy,
counteraction, counterworking, crosscurrent, crossing, declension,
declination, declinature, declining, denial, deprivation,
deracination, difference, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement,
disallowance, disclaimer, disclamation, disconfirmation, discord,
discordance, discordancy, discrepancy, disharmony, disobedience,
disparity, disproof, disproval, disproving, dissension, dissent,
dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity, divergence, diversity,
elimination, emptiness, eradication, explosion, expose, exposure,
extermination, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, faction,
gainsaying, head wind, holding back, impugnation, impugnment,
inaccordance, inequality, invalidation, jarring, liquidation, nay,
negative, negative answer, negativeness, negativity, nihility, nix,
no, nonacceptance, nonbeing, noncompliance, nonconsent, nonentity,
nonexistence, nonobservance, nonoccurrence, nonreality,
nonsubsistence, not-being, nothingness, nullification, nullity,
opposing, opposition, opposure, oppugnancy, oppugnation, purge,
rebutment, rebuttal, recantation, redargution,
reductio ad absurdum, refusal, rejection, repudiation, repugnance,
resistance, retention, rooting out, silencing, snuffing out,
standing against, stifling, strangulation, suffocation,
suppression, thumbs-down, traversal, turndown, unactuality,
undercurrent, unharmoniousness, unreality, unwillingness,
uprooting, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, variance, void, voiding,

Negation at German => English Of Explained:

Negation [neːgatsiːoːn]nsf

negation at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Counter Evidence): counter evidence, conflicting evidence, disproof, refutation, negation, plea, vindication, other side of the coin.

[N] (Denial): Denial, refutation, contradiction, disclaimer, disavowal, dispute, negation, revocation, rebuttal.

negation at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (formal)
1 [C, usually sing, U] the exact opposite of sth; the act of causing sth not to exist or to become its opposite:
This political system was the negation of democracy.
2 [U] disagreement or refusal:
She shook her head in negation.

NEGATION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

NEGATION. Denial. Two negations are construed to mean one affirmation. Dig.
50, 16, 137.

Negation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Negation \Ne*ga"tion\, n. [L. negatio, fr. negare to say no, to
deny; ne not + the root of aio I say; cf. Gr. ?, Skr. ah to
say; cf. F. n['e]gation. See {No}, adv., and cf. {Adage},
{Deny}, {Renegade}.]
1. The act of denying; assertion of the nonreality or
untruthfulness of anything; declaration that something is
not, or has not been, or will not be; denial; -- the
opposite of {affirmation}.

Our assertions and negations should be yea and nay.

2. (Logic) Description or definition by denial, exclusion, or
exception; statement of what a thing is not, or has not,
from which may be inferred what it is or has.

negation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or
denial of some other statement
2: the speech act of negating
3: (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another
proposition is false

negation at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Negation


Inter: wikipedia » negation|mul=negation (disambiguation)


*: Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • Inter: uncountabl » e The act of negating something.
    1. Inter: countabl » e A denial or contradiction.
    2. Inter: logic » countable A proposition which is the contradictory of another proposition and which can be obtained from that other proposition by the appropriately placed addition/insertion of the word "not". (Or, in symbolic logic, by prepending that proposition with the symbol for the logical operator "not".)
    3. Inter: quote-book » year=2001|author=Mark Sainsbury|title=Logical Forms — An Introduction to Philosophical Logic|chapter=1|isbn=978-0-63121-679-7|section=§4|page=19|edition=2nd|publisher=Blackwell Publishing|passage=You get the negation of a proposition if you insert "not" (or some equivalent expression) into it in such a way as to form a contradictory of it.
    4. Inter: logi » c The logical operation which obtains such (negated) propositions.
    5. Inter: quote-web »

    | date = 2011-07-20
    | author = Edwin Mares
    | title = Propositional Functions
    | site = The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    | url =
    | accessdate = 2012-07-15
  • : Although some of the logicians working in term logic have very complicated treatments of negation, we can see the origin of the modern conception in the extensional tradition as well. In Boole and most of his followers, the negation of a term is understood as the set theoretic complement of the class represented by that term. For this reason, the negation of classical propositional logic is often called ‘Boolean negation’.


    * Inter: sense » a proposition which negates another one contradictory
    • Inter: sense » logical operation logical connective

      Related terms

      * negate
    • negative
    • negativeness
    • negativism
    • negativity


      Inter: trans-top » act of negating something
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|نفي|m|tr=nafy
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|否定|tr=fǒudìng|sc=Hani
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|neado
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négation|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Verneinung|f, Inter: t- » de|Negierung|f
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tagadás

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|neitun|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|否定|tr=ひてい, hitei
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|nektelse|m
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|zaprzeczenie|n, Inter: t- » pl|zaprzeczanie|n, Inter: t+ » pl|negacja|f, Inter: t+ » pl|negowanie|n
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|negare|f, Inter: t- » ro|negație|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отрицание|n|tr=otricánije

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » denial or contradiction
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|إنكار|m|tr='inkaar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|拒絕|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|拒绝|tr=jùjué|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|否認|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|否认|tr=fǒurèn|sc=Hani
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négation|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Verneinung|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|neitun|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|否決|tr=ひけつ, hiketsu, Inter: t+ » ja|否認|tr=ひにん, hinin
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|nektelse|m, Inter: t+ » nb|avvisning|m
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|odmowa|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отказ|m|tr=otkáz, Inter: t+ » ru|опровержение|n|tr=oproveržénije Inter: qualifier » refutal

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » negation in logic
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|نفي|m|tr=nafy
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|否定|tr=fǒudìng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|negace|f
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négation|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Negation|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|neitun|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|否定|tr=ひてい, hitei
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t+ » nb|negasjon|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|negacja|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отрицание|n|tr=otricánije

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » it: Inter: t+ » it|negazione|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » negation
    Translation: el » negation
    Translation: es » negation
    Translation: eo » negation
    Translation: fr » negation
    Translation: ko » negation
    Translation: io » negation
    Translation: it » negation
    Translation: kn » negation
    Translation: hu » negation
    Translation: mg » negation
    Translation: my » negation
    Translation: pl » negation
    Translation: pt » negation
    Translation: ru » negation
    Translation: fi » negation
    Translation: sv » negation
    Translation: ta » negation
    Translation: te » negation
    Translation: tr » negation
    Translation: vi » negation
    Translation: zh » negation

    Negation at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » negation



    Inter: head » de|noun|g=f
  • negation Inter: logic » lang=de

  • Translation: de » Negation
    Translation: fr » Negation
    Translation: ko » Negation
    Translation: io » Negation
    Translation: mg » Negation
    Translation: pl » Negation
    Translation: tr » Negation
    Translation: zh » Negation

    négation at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=negation
  • denial (act of denying)
    1. Inter: grammar » lang=fr negative

    Translation: el » négation
    Translation: es » négation
    Translation: fr » négation
    Translation: ko » négation
    Translation: io » négation
    Translation: mg » négation
    Translation: ja » négation
    Translation: pl » négation
    Translation: fi » négation
    Translation: tr » négation
    Translation: vi » négation