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negative

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[ˈnɛɡətɪv], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.

- (of a person, attitude, or situation) not desirable or optimistic
(e.g: the new tax was having a negative effect on car sales)

- (of a quantity) less than zero.

- containing, producing, or denoting the kind of electric charge carried by electrons.

- (of a photographic image) showing light and shade or colours reversed from those of the original.

- relating to or denoting any of the earth or water signs, considered passive in nature.

- (in Parliament) relating to or denoting proposed legislation which will come into force after a specified period unless explicitly rejected in a parliamentary vote.


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Origin:
late Middle English: from late Latin negativus, from negare ‘deny’ (see negate)


[ˈnɛɡətɪv], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal
(e.g: she replied in the negative)

- a negative photographic image made on film or specially prepared glass, from which positive prints may be made
(e.g: photographs and negatives should be supplied for enlargement purposes)

- a result of a test or experiment indicating that a certain substance or condition is not present or does not exist
(e.g: the percentage of false negatives generated by a cancer test was of great concern)

- the part of an electric circuit that is at a lower electrical potential than another part designated as having zero electrical potential.

- a number less than zero.


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[ˈnɛɡətɪv], (Verb)

Definitions:
- refuse to accept; reject
(e.g: the bill was negatived on second reading by 130 votes to 129)

- render ineffective; neutralize
(e.g: should criminal law allow consent to negative what would otherwise be a crime?)


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