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Meaning of NEGATION

Pronunciation:  ni'geyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false
  2. [n]  the speech act of negating
  3. [n]  a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement
 

NEGATION is a 8 letter word that starts with N.

 

 See Also: cancellation, contradiction, denial, proposition, statement

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ne*ga"tion\, n. [L. negatio, fr. negare to say no, to
deny; ne not + the root of aio I say; cf. Gr. ?, Skr. ah to
say; cf. F. n['e]gation. See {No}, adv., and cf. {Adage},
{Deny}, {Renegade}.]
1. The act of denying; assertion of the nonreality or
   untruthfulness of anything; declaration that something is
   not, or has not been, or will not be; denial; -- the
   opposite of {affirmation}.

         Our assertions and negations should be yea and nay.
                                               --Rogers.

2. (Logic) Description or definition by denial, exclusion, or
   exception; statement of what a thing is not, or has not,
   from which may be inferred what it is or has.

 
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