noun. ['nəˈgeɪʃən'] (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false.
Words that Rhyme with Negation
Example sentences of the word negation
1. Noun, singular or mass
Declarative sentences can also be a denial of a fact, in which case they use negation:
Quotes containing the word 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