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noun. ['nəˈgeɪʃən'] (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false.
Rhymes with Negation
Sentences with negation
1. Noun, singular or mass
Declarative sentences can also be a denial of a fact, in which case they use negation:
Quotes about negation
1. The negation of severe suffering was the nearest approach to happiness I expected to know. Besides, I seemed to hold two lives - the life of thought, and that of reality.
- Charlotte Brontë, Villette
2. It is easier for a Russian to become an Atheist, than for any other nationality in the world. And not only does a Russian 'become an Atheist,' but he actually BELIEVES IN Atheism, just as though he had found a new faith, not perceiving that he has pinned his faith to a negation. Such is our anguish of thirst!
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot
3. That knowledge which purifies the mind and heart alone is true Knowledge, all else is only a negation of Knowledge.
noun. ['nəˈgeɪʃən'] a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement.
noun. ['nəˈgeɪʃən'] the speech act of negating.
- universal proposition
- particular proposition