Origin of negation
Examples 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
- 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 negationist
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).