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Negation meaning

negation - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.

negation - examples of usage

  1. To this negation of a great ideal the North refused its consent. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  2. But the old Old South Meeting- House, the ecclesiastical centre of the city, is the flat and somewhat sour negation of all that is expressed or implied in an English cathedral. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. He feebly crushed a bit of bread in his fingers as he ended with this burst of feeling, and he shook his head in sad negation to his wife's tender protest,-" Oh, you will come back some day to finish it!" - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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