Associations to the word «Negation»


NEGATION, noun. (uncountable) The act of negating something.
NEGATION, noun. (countable) A denial or contradiction.
NEGATION, noun. (logic) (countable) A proposition which is the contradictory of another proposition and which can be obtained from that other proposition by the appropriately placed addition/insertion of the word "not". (Or, in symbolic logic, by prepending that proposition with the symbol for the logical operator "not".)
NEGATION, noun. (logic) The logical operation which obtains such (negated) propositions.

Dictionary definition

NEGATION, noun. A negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement.
NEGATION, noun. The speech act of negating.
NEGATION, noun. (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats