Origin of negation
Examples from the Web for negation
Negation: Were there any related denying stories competing for attention?TRAILS: The Tool That Tracks Truth and Lies On Twitter|Brandy Zadrozny|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Richard Phillips: Negation of the Universe” will be on display at Dallas Contemporary through August 10, 2014.
In order to build a Jewish nation and society, Zionists classically engaged in “negation of the Diaspora,” or shlilat hagolah.Jonathan Pollard Means Israeli-American Squabbling Instead of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiation|Raphael Magarik|July 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It supposes in that to which it is applied a present existence; and is the negation of a beginning or of an end of that existence.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
And that, on account of the negation of all attributes, Brahman really is eternal and changeless has already been demonstrated.The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya|Translator: George Thibaut
In the eyes of woman, war also means the negation of civilisation and of progress.The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere|Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart
Finally he ceased shaking his head in negation, and at last breathed regularly like a child asleep.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
Another reverend gentleman proceeds to denounce all I have said as the doctrine of negation.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 7 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for negation
- the operator that forms one sentence from another and corresponds to the English not
- a sentence so formed. It is usually written –p, ~p, ̄p or ⇁ p, where p is the given sentence, and is false when the given sentence is true, and true when it is false
Word Origin and History for negation
early 15c., from Old French negacion (12c.) and directly from Latin negationem (nominative negatio) "denial," noun of action from past participle stem of negare "deny, say no" (see deny).