Part of speech: noun

Negative statement; denial.

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Usage examples "negation":

  1. It was fit that their name should have this merely negative significance, for their policy at this time was purely a policy of negation and obstruction. - "The Critical Period of American History", John Fiske.
  2. Not a hand was stretched out; every head shook in negation. - "Ronicky Doone", Max Brand.
  3. For example, " blind" must be defined in terms of a negation. - "The Teaching of Geometry", David Eugene Smith.