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Definition

[n] a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed
[n] a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
[adj] involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"
[adj] expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
[adj] reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
[adj] designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"
[adj] having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
[adj] characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"
[adj] (mathematics) less than zero; "a negative number"
[adj] (medicine) not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
[adj] having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"
[v] vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent


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