What does the word negative mean?

Usage examples for negative

  1. " Uhuh," murmured Ethel Brown, a sound which meant a negative reply. – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  2. A negative reply was given and then a " Why do you ask?" – Occultism and Common-Sense by Beckles Willson
  3. Cost doctrine is negative, and can never be fundamental. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.