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NEGATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does negation mean? 

NEGATION (noun)
  The noun NEGATION has 3 senses:

1. a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement
2. the speech act of negating
3. (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false

  Familiarity information: NEGATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEGATION (noun)


Sense 1negation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("negation" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)


Sense 2negation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The speech act of negating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("negation" is a kind of...):

denial; disaffirmation (the act of asserting that something alleged is not true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "negation"):

contradiction (the speech act of contradicting someone)

cancellation (the speech act of revoking or annulling or making void)


Sense 3negation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("negation" is a kind of...):

proposition ((logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false)

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)


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