[ ni-gey-shuh n ]
/ nɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
the act of denying: He shook his head in negation of the charge.
a denial: a negation of one's former beliefs.
something that is without existence; nonentity.
the absence or opposite of something that is actual, positive, or affirmative: Darkness is the negation of light.
a negative statement, idea, concept, doctrine, etc.; a contradiction, refutation, or rebuttal: a shameless lie that demands a negation.
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Origin of negation
OTHER WORDS FROM negationne·ga·tion·al, adjectivene·ga·tion·ist, nounnon·ne·ga·tion, nounre·ne·ga·tion, noun
Words nearby negation
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Example sentences from the Web for negationist
To call the destroyer of superstition a negationist is as senseless as to call a doctor a negationist.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
British Dictionary definitions for negationist
/ (nɪˈɡeɪʃən) /
the opposite or absence of something
a negative thing or condition
the act or an instance of negating
- 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
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Medical definitions for negationist
[ nĭ-gā′shən ]
A denial, contradiction, or negative statement.
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