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negative Explained

negative at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


negative at German => English Of Explained:


negative at Latin => English Of Explained:

ADV negatively; in the negative (Souter);

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

adj ----------//
1 bad:
2 not liking somebody/something:
3 no/not:
4 scientific test:
5 electricity:
6 number/quantity:
7 blood: ----------//
1 BAD: harmful, unpleasant, or not wanted// → positive// --My drinking was starting to have a negative effect on my work.// --the negative aspects of ageing// -- On the negative side , it will cost a lot.//
2 NOT LIKING SOMEBODY/SOMETHING: considering only the bad qualities of a situation, person etc and not the good ones// → positive// --students with a negative attitude to school// --They have a uniformly negative image of the police.// --Jean rarely sounded so negative about her mother.//
3 NO/NOT: a) saying or meaning 'no'// negative answer/reply/response // --He gave a negative answer without any explanation.// b) containing one of the words 'no', 'not', 'nothing', 'never' etc// → affirmative//
4 SCIENTIFIC TEST: not showing any sign of the chemical or medical condition that was being looked for// → positive// --The pregnancy test was negative.// --A person can be recently infected by HIV and have a negative result.//
5 ELECTRICITY: technical a negative charge is carried by electrons// → positive//
6 NUMBER/QUANTITY: less than zero// minus// → positive// --negative numbers// --a negative return on our investment (=a loss) //
7 BLOOD: technical used in the names of blood types, meaning not having Rhesus factor// → positive// -- negatively adv //
negative 2 n [C]
1 an image on a photographic film that shows dark areas as light and light areas as dark, from which the final picture is printed: --black and white photographic negatives//
2 a statement or expression that means 'no': → affirmative// answer/reply in the negative// formal (=say 'no') // --The majority of people, when asked whether or not they are creative, will reply in the negative .//
3 something bad or harmful: --The negatives outweigh the positives on this issue.//
4 a negative result from a chemical or scientific test: --The test will give a proportion of false negatives.//
negative 3 v [T] formal
1 to refuse to accept a proposal or request:
2 to prove something to be untrue:

negative at German => English Of Explained:


negative at German => English Of Explained:


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

406 Moby Thesaurus words for "negative":
Cassandra-like, Cassandran, Cassandrian, Ditto copy, Photostat,
Xerox, Xerox copy, abjuratory, abnegate, abnegation, abnegative,
abolish, abrogate, absolute veto, adversary, adversative, adverse,
algorismic, algorithmic, alien, aliquot, annihilate, annul,
annulling, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, aquatint,
argumentative, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds,
at variance, at war, au contraire, autolithograph, aye, backing,
be unmoved, be unwilling, beg off, belie, bibliofilm, bipack,
black-and-white film, block, block print, blow sky-high, blow up,
bring to naught, bring to nothing, buffer, cancel, cancel out,
cancelling, cardinal, cartridge, cast, certainly not,
chromolithograph, clashing, cold, color film, color negative film,
color print, come to nothing, competitive, con, conflicting,
contact print, contradict, contradicting, contradiction,
contradictory, contrary, contravene, cool, copperplate,
copperplate print, counter, counteract, counterbalance,
countercheck, cranky, crayon engraving, cross, cut, cynical,
deaf to, decimal, declension, declination, declinatory,
declinature, decline, decline to accept, declining, defeatist,
deflate, denial, denying, deprivation, detrimental, devoid, die,
differential, differing, digital, disaccordant, disaffirm,
disaffirming, disagree, disagreeable, disagreeing, disagreement,
disallow, disallowance, disallowing, disavowing, disclaim,
disclaimer, disclaiming, disclamation, disconfirm, discordant,
discredit, discrepant, disharmonious, dismal, disobedience,
disobedient, disowning, disproportionate, disprove, disputatious,
disputing, dissent, dissentient, dissenting, dissentious,
dissident, dissonant, divergent, dope, downbeat, dry plate,
emulsion, enemy, engravement, engraving, enlargement, etching,
even, existless, explode, exponential, expose, far from it,
figural, figurate, figurative, film, finite, form, fractional,
fractious, frame, frustrate, gainsay, gainsaying, gloomy,
graphotype, grating, hectograph copy, hold out against,
holding back, hostile, imaginary, immiscible, impair, impossible,
impress, impression, imprint, impugn, in the negative, inaccordant,
incompatible, infinite, inharmonious, inimical, intaglio, integral,
interest, invalidate, irrational, item veto, jangling, jarring,
kill, lacking, last, limited negative, limited veto,
linoleum-block print, lithograph, logarithmic, logometric, matrix,
mezzotint, microfilm, mimeograph copy, mint, minuend, minus,
missing, mold, monochromatic film, motion-picture film, nay,
naysaying, negate, negating, negation, negativate, negative answer,
negative attitude, negatively, negativeness, negativism,
negativistic, negativity, negatory, nein, neutralize, neutralizing,
nihilistic, nix, no, no such thing, non, nonacceptance,
noncompliance, nonconsent, nonconsenting, noncooperative,
nonexistent, nonobservance, not, not a bit, not a jot, not a whit,
not buy, not consent, not hear of, not really, not so,
not think of, null, nullify, nullifying, numeral, numerary,
numerative, numeric, nyet, obstinate, odd, offprint, offset,
opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive,
oppugnant, ordinal, orthochromatic film, out of accord,
out of whack, overthwart, pack, pair, panchromatic film, perverse,
pessimist, pessimistic, photocopy, photograph, photographic paper,
photostatic copy, plate, plus, pocket veto, positive, prime, print,
printing paper, pro, proof, prove the contrary, punch, puncture,
quite the contrary, radical, rational, real, recalcitrant,
recantation, recanting, reciprocal, redress, refractory, refusal,
refuse, refuse consent, refusing, reject, rejection, rejective,
renunciative, renunciatory, repeal, reprint, repudiate,
repudiation, repudiative, repugnant, resist entreaty,
resist persuasion, retention, revocative, revocatory, revoke,
rival, roll, rubber-block print, rule against, say nay, say no,
seal, shake the head, shoe last, show up, side, sound film,
sound track, sound-on-film, soundstripe, stamp, stand aloof, stat,
stultify, submultiple, subtrahend, surd, suspensory veto, template,
the affirmative, the negative, thumbs-down, thwart,
to the contrary, transcendental, traverse, tripack, turn down,
turndown, uncheerful, uncomplaisant, uncompliant, uncomplying,
uncongenial, unconsenting, uncooperative, undercut, undo,
unenthusiastic, unexisting, unfavorable, unfriendly, unharmonious,
uninterested, unpropitious, unresponsive, unwilling, unwillingness,
vacuous, variant, vehicle, veto, vignette, vitiate, void, voiding,
vote nay, vote negatively, withholding, without being,
wood engraving, woodblock, woodcut, woodprint, xylograph

negative at Croatian => English Of Explained:


negative at German => English Of Explained:

negative [neːgatiːvə]

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

[N] (Nonexistence): nonexistence, nonsubsistence, nonentity, nil, naught, nothing, nothingness, zero, negativeness, nullity, nihilism, blank, abeyance, absence, nonbeing, oblivion, annihilation, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, Nirvana, obliteration.

[ADJ] (Nonexistence): nonexistent, negative, blank, missing, omitted, absent, insubstantial, shadowy, spectral, visionary, unreal, potential, virtual, baseless, insubstantial, vain

[ADJ] (Opposite): contrary, opposite, counter, dead against, converse, reverse, opposed, antithetical, contrasted, antipodean, antagonistic, opposing, conflicting, inconsistent, contradictory, at cross purposes, negative, hostile, differing, diametrically opposite, diametrically opposed, as different as black and white, as different as night and day, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.

[N] (Original object): prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, type, archetype, module, exemplar, example, paradigm, text, copy, design, keynote, die, mold , mould , matrix, last, seal, punch, intaglio, negative, stamp.

[ADJ] (Number): numeral, complementary, divisible, aliquot, reciprocal, prime, fractional, decimal, incommensurable, proportional, exponential, logarithmic, differential, integral, positive, negative, rational, irrational, radical, real, complex, imaginary, finite, infinite, impossible.

[ADJ] (Denial): denying, denied, contradictory, negative, negatory, dissenting, at issue upon.

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

adjective, noun, verb
1 bad or harmful:
The crisis had a negative effect on trade. * The whole experience was definitely more positive than negative.
not hopeful
2 considering only the bad side of sth/sb; lacking enthusiasm or hope:
Scientists have a fairly negative attitude to the theory. * 'He probably won't show up.' 'Don't be so negative.'
3 expressing the answer 'no':
His response was negative. * They received a negative reply.
4 containing a word such as 'no', 'not', 'never', etc:
a negative form / sentence
scientific test
5 (abbreviation neg.) not showing any evidence of a particular substance or medical condition:
Her pregnancy test was negative.
6 (technical) containing or producing the type of electricity that is carried by an ELECTRON:
a negative charge / current * the negative terminal of a battery
number / quantity
7 less than zero:
a negative trade balance
negatively adverb:
to react negatively to stress * to answer / respond negatively * negatively charged electrons

1 a word or statement that means 'no'; a refusal or DENIAL: (formal) She answered in the negative (= said 'no').

photographic film

2 a developed photographic film showing the dark areas of an actual scene as light and light areas as dark:
Keep the negatives in case you want more prints later.
compare POSITIVE

in scientific test
3 the result of a test or an experiment that shows that a substance or condition is not present:
The percentage of false negatives generated by the cancer test is of great concern.
verb [VN] (formal)
1 to refuse to agree to a proposal or a request
2 to prove that sth is not true

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

NEGATIVE. This word has several significations. 1. It is used in
contradistinction to giving assent; thus we say the president has put his
negative upon such a bill. Vide Veto. 2. It is also used in
contradistinction to affirmative; as, a negative does not always admit of
the simple and direct proof of which an affirmative is capable. When a party
affirms a negative in his pleadings, and without the establishment of which,
by evidence, he cannot recover or defend himself, the burden of the proof
lies upon him, and he must prove the negative. 8 Toull. n. 18. Vide 2 Gall.
Rep. 485; 1 McCord, R. 573; 11 John. R. 513; 19 John. R. 345; 1 Pick. R.
375; Gilb. Ev. 145; 1 Stark. Ev. 376; Bull. N. P. 298; 15 Vin. Ab. 540; Bac.
Ab. Pleas, &c. I.
202. Although as a general rule the affirmative of every issue must be
proved, yet this rule ceases to operate the moment the presumption of law is
thrown into the other scale. When the issue is on the legitimacy of a child,
therefore, it is incumbent on the party asserting the illegitimacy to prove
it. 2 Selw. N. P. 709. Vide Affirmative Innocence.

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

Negative \Neg"a*tive\, a. [F. n['e]gatif, L. negativus, fr.
negare to deny. See {Negation}.]
1. Denying; implying, containing, or asserting denial,
negation or refusal; returning the answer no to an inquiry
or request; refusing assent; as, a negative answer; a
negative opinion; -- opposed to {affirmative}.

If thou wilt confess, Or else be impudently
negative. --Shak.

Denying me any power of a negative voice. --Eikon

Something between an affirmative bow and a negative
shake. --Dickens.

2. Not positive; without affirmative statement or
demonstration; indirect; consisting in the absence of
something; privative; as, a negative argument; a negative
morality; negative criticism.

There in another way of denying Christ, . . . which
is negative, when we do not acknowledge and confess
him. --South.

3. (Logic) Asserting absence of connection between a subject
and a predicate; as, a negative proposition.

4. (Photog.) Of or pertaining to a picture upon glass or
other material, in which the lights and shades of the
original, and the relations of right and left, are

5. (Chem.) Metalloidal; nonmetallic; -- contracted with
positive or basic; as, the nitro group is negative.

Note: This word, derived from electro-negative, is now
commonly used in a more general sense, when acidiferous
is the intended signification.

{Negative crystal}.
(a) A cavity in a mineral mass, having the form of a
(b) A crystal which has the power of negative double
refraction. See {refraction}.

{negative electricity} (Elec.), the kind of electricity which
is developed upon resin or ebonite when rubbed, or which
appears at that pole of a voltaic battery which is
connected with the plate most attacked by the exciting
liquid; -- formerly called {resinous electricity}. Opposed
to {positive electricity}. Formerly, according to
Franklin's theory of a single electric fluid, negative
electricity was supposed to be electricity in a degree
below saturation, or the natural amount for a given body.
see {Electricity}.

{Negative eyepiece}. (Opt.) see under {Eyepiece}.

{Negative quantity} (Alg.), a quantity preceded by the
negative sign, or which stands in the relation indicated
by this sign to some other quantity. See {Negative sign}

{Negative rotation}, right-handed rotation. See
{Right-handed}, 3.

{Negative sign}, the sign -, or {minus} (opposed in
signification to +, or {plus}), indicating that the
quantity to which it is prefixed is to be subtracted from
the preceding quantity, or is to be reckoned from zero or
cipher in the opposite direction to that of quanties
having the sign plus either expressed or understood; thus,
in a - b, b is to be substracted from a, or regarded as
opposite to it in value; and -10[deg] on a thermometer
means 10[deg] below the zero of the scale.

Negative \Neg"a*tive\, n. [Cf. F. n['e]gative.]
1. A proposition by which something is denied or forbidden; a
conception or term formed by prefixing the negative
particle to one which is positive; an opposite or
contradictory term or conception.

This is a known rule in divinity, that there is no
command that runs in negatives but couches under it
a positive duty. --South.

2. A word used in denial or refusal; as, not, no.

Note: In Old England two or more negatives were often joined
together for the sake of emphasis, whereas now such
expressions are considered ungrammatical, being chiefly
heard in iliterate speech. A double negative is now
sometimes used as nearly or quite equivalent to an

No wine ne drank she, neither white nor red.

These eyes that never did nor never shall So much
as frown on you. --Shak.

3. The refusal or withholding of assents; veto.

If a kind without his kingdom be, in a civil sense,
nothing, then . . . his negative is as good as
nothing. --Milton.

4. That side of a question which denies or refuses, or which
is taken by an opposing or denying party; the relation or
position of denial or opposition; as, the question was
decided in the negative.

5. (Photog.) A picture upon glass or other material, in which
the light portions of the original are represented in some
opaque material (usually reduced silver), and the dark
portions by the uncovered and transparent or
semitransparent ground of the picture.

Note: A negative is chiefly used for producing photographs by
means of the sun's light passing through it and acting
upon sensitized paper, thus producing on the paper a
positive picture.

Negative \Neg"a*tive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Negatived}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Negativing}.]
1. To prove unreal or intrue; to disprove.

The omission or infrequency of such recitals does
not negative the existence of miracles. --Paley.

2. To reject by vote; to refuse to enact or sanction; as, the
Senate negatived the bill.

3. To neutralize the force of; to counteract.

Demonstration \Dem`on*stra"tion\, n. [L. demonstratio: cf. F.
1. The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof;
especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt;
indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason.

Those intervening ideas which serve to show the
agreement of any two others are called ``proofs;''
and where agreement or disagreement is by this means
plainly and clearly perceived, it is called
demonstration. --Locke.

2. An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a
manifestation; a show.

Did your letters pierce the queen to any
demonstration of grief? --Shak.

Loyal demonstrations toward the prince. --Prescott.

3. (Anat.) The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or
other anatomical preparation.

4. (Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement
indicating an attack.

5. (Logic) The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or
the proof itself.

6. (Math.) A course of reasoning showing that a certain
result is a necessary consequence of assumed premises; --
these premises being definitions, axioms, and previously
established propositions.

{Direct}, or {Positive}, {demonstration} (Logic & Math.), one
in which the correct conclusion is the immediate sequence
of reasoning from axiomatic or established premises; --
opposed to

{Indirect}, or {Negative}, {demonstration} (called also
{reductio ad absurdum}), in which the correct conclusion
is an inference from the demonstration that any other
hypothesis must be incorrect.

Eyepiece \Eye"piece`\, n. (Opt.)
The lens, or combination of lenses, at the eye end of a
telescope or other optical instrument, through which the
image formed by the mirror or object glass is viewed.

{Collimating eyepiece}. See under {Collimate}.

{Negative}, or {Huyghenian}, {eyepiece}, an eyepiece
consisting of two plano-convex lenses with their curved
surfaces turned toward the object glass, and separated
from each other by about half the sum of their focal
distances, the image viewed by the eye being formed
between the two lenses. it was devised by Huyghens, who
applied it to the telescope. Campani applied it to the
microscope, whence it is sometimes called {Campani's

{Positive eyepiece}, an eyepiece consisting of two
plano-convex lenses placed with their curved surfaces
toward each other, and separated by a distance somewhat
less than the focal distance of the one nearest eye, the
image of the object viewed being beyond both lenses; --
called also, from the name of the inventor, {Ramsden's

{terrestrial}, or {Erecting eyepiece}, an eyepiece used in
telescopes for viewing terrestrial objects, consisting of
three, or usually four, lenses, so arranged as to present
the image of the object viewed in an erect position.

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

Reversed \Re*versed"\, a.
1. Turned side for side, or end for end; changed to the
contrary; specifically (Bot. & Zo["o]l.), sinistrorse or
sinistral; as, a reversed, or sinistral, spiral or shell.

2. (Law) Annulled and the contrary substituted; as, a
reversed judgment or decree.

{Reversed positive} or {negative} (Photog.), a picture
corresponding with the original in light and shade, but
reversed as to right and left. --Abney.

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

adj 1: characterized by or displaying negation or denial or
opposition or resistance; having no positive features;
"a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative
personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative
reaction to an advertising campaign" [ant: {neutral},
2: reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as
3: having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"
[syn: {electronegative}] [ant: {neutral}, {positive}]
4: expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
[ant: {affirmative}]
5: having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran
a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their
negative outlook on life"
6: not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or
a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative" [syn: {disconfirming}]
[ant: {positive}]
7: less than zero; "a negative number"
8: designed or tending to discredit, especially without
positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"
[syn: {damaging}]
9: involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative)
factors" [syn: {minus}]

v : vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The
President vetoed the bill" [syn: {veto}, {blackball}]

n 1: a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative" [ant: {affirmative}]
2: a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and
white tones reversed

negative at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » négative



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » negativus||that denies, negative, from Inter: term » negare||to deny; see negate.


* Inter: a » Canada Inter: IPA » /ˈnɛ(e)ɡəˌɾɪv/
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈnɛɡ.ə.tɪv/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-negative.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • not positive or neutral
    1. Inter: physic » s of electrical charge of an electron and related particles Inter: defdate » from the 18th c.
    2. Inter: mathematic » s of number, less than zero
    3. Inter: linguistic » s Inter: logi » c denying a proposition
    4. damaging; undesirable; unfavourable
    5. : The high exchange rate will have a negative effect on our profits.
    6. : Customers didnt like it: feedback was mostly negative.''
    7. pessimistic; not tending to see the bright side of things. (Often used pejoratively.)
    8. : I dont like to hang around him very much because he can be so negative about his petty problems.''
    9. Inter: context » New Age jargon Inter: pejorativ » e bad, unwanted, disagreeable, potentially damaging, to be avoided, unpleasant, difficult, painful; (often precedes 'energy', 'feeling', 'emotion' or 'thought').
    10. 2009, Christopher Johns, Becoming a Reflective Practitioner, John Wiley & Sons, p. 15
    11. : Negative feelings can be worked through and their energy converted into positive energy... In crisis, normal patterns of self-organization fail, resulting in anxiety (negative energy).
    12. 2011, Joe Vitale, The Key: the missing secret for attracting anything you want, Body, Mind & Spirit, []
    13. : The threat of negative feelings may seem very real, but they are nothing more than mirages... Allow the unwanted feelings to evaporate and dissolve as the mirages that they are.
    14. 2011, Anne Jones, Healing Negative Energies, Hachette, p. 118
    15. : If you have been badly affected by negative energy a salt bath is wonderful for clearing and cleansing yourself... Salt attracts negative energy and will draw it away from you.


      * Inter: sense » damaging undesirable


      * positive

  • Inter: sense » mathematics nonnegative
  • Inter: sense » linguistics affirmative

    Derived terms

    * negativeness
  • negativity
  • negative number
  • negative integer
  • negative polarity item
  • negative repetition
  • negative Nancy
  • negative verb
  • negative zero

    Related terms

    * negate
  • negation
  • negativism


    Inter: trans-top » not positive or neutral
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سلبي|tr=sálbiy
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|ezkor
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|negatiu|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|否定|alt=否定的|tr=fǒudìng-de|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|negativní
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|negatief
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|negativa
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|negatiivinen, Inter: t- » fi|kielteinen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négatif
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|negativ
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שלילי|m|tr=shlilí, Inter: t- » he|שלילית|f|tr=shlilít

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|negatív
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|diúltach
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|negativo
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|否定|alt=否定の|tr=ひていの, hitei-no, Inter: t- » ja|否定的な|tr=ひていてきな, hiteiteki-na
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|소극적인|tr=sogeukjeokin|sc=Kore
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|negativ
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|negativo
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отрицательный|tr=otricátel’nyj, Inter: t+ » ru|негативный|tr=negatívnyj
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|negativo
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|negativ
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|negyddol

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of electrical charge
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سلبي|tr=sálbiy
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|negatiu|m
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|záporný|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|negatief
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|negatiivinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négatif
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|negativ
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שלילי|m|tr=shlilí, Inter: t- » he|שלילית|f|tr=shlilít
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|negatív

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|diúltach
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|negativo
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|negativ
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|negativo
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отрицательный|tr=otricátel’nyj
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|negativo
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|negativ
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|ఋణాత్మక|tr=ruNaatmaka|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » mathematics: less than zero
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|negatibo
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|negatiu|m, Inter: t- » ca|estrictament negatiu|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|負|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|负|tr=fù|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|záporný
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|negatief

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|negatiivinen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|strictement négatif
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|負|tr=fu
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|음|tr=eum|sc=Hang
  • Lojban: Inter: t+ » jbo|ni'u
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отрицательный|tr=otricátel’nyj
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|negativ

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » linguistics: denying a proposition
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kielteinen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » inherently damaging
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|消極|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|消极|tr=xiāojí|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vahingollinen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|schlecht, Inter: t+ » de|negativ
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отрицательный|tr=otricátel’nyj, Inter: t+ » ru|негативный|tr=negatívnyj

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » pessimistic
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kielteinen, Inter: t+ » fi|negatiivinen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » New Age jargon|unwanted, disagreeable
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|negatiivinen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • refusal or withholding of assents; veto, prohibition Inter: defdate » from the 15th c.
    1. 1843, Category: w - :Thomas_Carlyle|Thomas Carlyle, Translation: :w » Past and Present (book)|Past and Present, book 2, ch. XV, Practical — Devotional
    2. : Geoffrey Riddell Translation: :w » Bishop of Ely|Bishop of Ely … made a request of him for timber from his woods towards certain edifices going on at Translation: :w » Glemsford|Glemsford. Translation: :w » Samson of Tottington|The Abbot, a great builder himself, disliked the request; could not however give it a negative.
    3. Inter: lega » l a right of veto
    4. 1787, Category: w - :Luther Martin|Luther Martin, cited in The Constitutional Convention Of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Americas Founding'' (2005), Volume 1, page 391
    5. :And as to the Constitutionality of laws, that point will come before the Judges in their proper official character. In this character they have a negative on the laws.
    6. 1788, Alexander Hamilton, Category: s - :The Federalist (Dawson)/68|Federalist no. 68
    7. :The qualified negative of the President differs widely from this absolute negative of the British sovereign; ...
    8. 1983, Category: s - :INS v. Chadha|INS v. Chadha, Category: s - :INS v. Chadha/Opinion of the Court|Opinion of the Court
    9. :In the convention there does not seem to have been much diversity of opinion on the subject of the propriety of giving to the president a negative on the laws.
    10. Inter: photograph » y an image in which dark areas represent light ones, and the converse Inter: defdate » from the 19th c.
    11. Inter: gramma » r a word that indicates negation
    12. Inter: mathematic » s a negative quantity
    13. Inter: weightliftin » g: A rep performed with weight in which the muscle begins at maximum contraction and is slowly extended; a movement performed using only the eccentric phase of muscle movement.

      Derived terms

      * double negative

  • internegative


    Inter: trans-top » refusal or withholding of assent; veto, prohibition
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vastustus, Inter: t+ » fi|veto, Inter: t- » fi|kielto

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » legal: right of veto
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|veto-oikeus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » photography
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|صورة سالبة|f|tr=Suura saaliba
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|底片|tr=dǐpiàn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|negativ|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|negatiivi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négatif|m, Inter: t- » fr|film négatif|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Negativfilm|m, Inter: t+ » de|Negativ|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αρνητικό|n|tr=arnitikó|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|תשליל|m|tr=tashlíl, Inter: t- » he|נגטיב|m|tr=negatív

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|claonchló|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|negativo|m, Inter: t+ » it|negativa|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ネガフィルム|tr=negafirumu
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|negatyw|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|негатив|m|tr=negatív
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|negativo|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|negativ|n
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|negatif

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » grammar: word that indicates negation
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kieltosana
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|diúltach|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|negativa|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отрицание|n|tr=otricánije
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|olumsuz

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » mathematics: negative quantity
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|负|tr=fù|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: negatiivinen Inter: t+ » fi|suure, negatiivinen Inter: t+ » fi|luku
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שלילי|m|tr=shlilí

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|negativo|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|negativo|m
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|отрицательная величина|f|tr=otricátel’naja veličiná
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|negativo|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » weightlifting: rep in which the muscle begins at maximum contraction and is slowly extended
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » negativ|ing
  • To veto
    1. To contradict
    2. To disprove


      * agentive

    Category: Category:en:Energy -



    negative {{f}}
  • Inter: plural of » negativa|lang=it


    * negatevi

  • Latin


    Inter: la-adj-form » negātīve
  • Inter: inflection of » negativus|negātīvus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Swedish


  • Inter: sv-adj-form-abs-def-m » negativ

  • Translation: af » negative
    Translation: cs » negative
    Translation: cy » negative
    Translation: et » negative
    Translation: el » negative
    Translation: es » negative
    Translation: fa » negative
    Translation: fr » negative
    Translation: ko » negative
    Translation: io » negative
    Translation: id » negative
    Translation: it » negative
    Translation: kn » negative
    Translation: kk » negative
    Translation: ku » negative
    Translation: hu » negative
    Translation: mg » negative
    Translation: ml » negative
    Translation: my » negative
    Translation: ja » negative
    Translation: pl » negative
    Translation: ru » negative
    Category: simple:negative -
    Translation: fi » negative
    Translation: sv » negative
    Translation: ta » negative
    Translation: te » negative
    Translation: tr » negative
    Translation: uk » negative
    Translation: vi » negative
    Translation: zh » negative

    négative at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » negative



    négative {{f}}
  • Inter: feminine of » négatif|lang=fr


    * vengeait

  • Category: Category - :French adjective forms|negative
    Translation: et » négative
    Translation: el » négative
    Translation: fr » négative
    Translation: io » négative
    Translation: fi » négative
    Translation: vi » négative