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  1. negative

    • IPA[ˈneɡədiv]

    美式

    • adj.
      consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.;(of a statement or decision) expressing or implying denial, disagreement, or refusal
    • n.
      a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal;a bad, unwelcome, or unpleasant quality, characteristic, or aspect of a situation or person
    • excl
      no (usually used in a military context)
    • v.
      reject; refuse to accept; veto;disprove; contradict
    • verb: negative, 3rd person present: negatives, gerund or present participle: negativing, past tense: negatived, past participle: negatived

    • noun: negative, plural noun: negatives

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    名詞

    • 1. a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal she replied in the negative
    • a bad, unwelcome, or unpleasant quality, characteristic, or aspect of a situation or person confidence will not be instilled by harping solely on the negative the bus trip and the positive media have not had time to turn his significant negatives around
    • a word, affix, or phrase expressing negation.
    • another term for negation
    • 2. a photographic image made on film or specially prepared glass that shows the light and shade or color values reversed from the original, and from which positive prints can be made photographs and negatives should be supplied for enlargement purposes
    • 3. a result of a test or experiment indicating that a certain substance is not present or a certain condition does not exist the percentage of false negatives generated by a cancer test was of great concern
    • 4. the part of an electric circuit that is at a lower electrical potential than another part designated as having zero electrical potential.
    • 5. a number less than zero.

    excl

    • 1. no (usually used in a military context) “Any snags, Captain?” “Negative, she's running like clockwork.”

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