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  1. negative

    • IPA[ˈnɛɡətɪv]

    英式

    • adj.
      consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.;expressing or implying denial, disagreement, or refusal
    • n.
      a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal;a bad or unwelcome quality or aspect of a situation
    • v.
      refuse to accept; reject;prove to be untrue
    • noun: negative, plural noun: negatives

    • verb: negative, 3rd person present: negatives, gerund or present participle: negativing, past tense: negatived, past participle: negatived

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞
    • adj.
      形容詞
    • 1. consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.
    • 2. expressing or implying denial, disagreement, or refusal:

      that, I take it, was a negative answer

    • 3. (of the results of a test or experiment) indicating that a certain substance or condition is not present or does not exist:

      a negative test result

    • 4. (of a person) not having a specified condition or showing traces of a specified substance in their body:

      all the patients have tested negative for TB

      HPV-negative

    • 5. denoting a complete lack of something:

      they were described as having negative vulnerability to water entry

    • 6. (of a word, clause, or proposition) stating that something is not the case; expressing negation.
    • 7. no (usually used in a military context):

      ‘Any snags, Captain?’ ‘Negative, she's running like clockwork.’

    • 8. (of a person, attitude, or situation) not desirable or optimistic:

      the new tax was having a negative effect on car sales

      not all the news is negative

    • 9. (of a quantity) less than zero.
    • 10. denoting decrease or reversal:

      the industry suffered negative growth in the 1990s

    • 11. containing, producing, or denoting the kind of electric charge carried by electrons.
    • 12. (of a photographic image) showing light and shade or colours reversed from those of the original.
    • 13. relating to or denoting any of the earth or water signs, considered passive in nature.
    • 14. (in Parliament) relating to or denoting proposed legislation which will come into force after a specified period unless explicitly rejected in a parliamentary vote.
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal:

      she replied in the negative

    • 2. a bad or unwelcome quality or aspect of a situation:

      confidence will not be instilled by harping solely on the negative

    • 3. a word, affix, or phrase expressing negation.
    • 4. another term for negation
    • 5. a negative photographic image made on film or specially prepared glass, from which positive prints may be made:

      photographs and negatives should be supplied for enlargement purposes

    • 6. a result of a test or experiment indicating that a certain substance or condition is not present or does not exist:

      the percentage of false negatives generated by a cancer test was of great concern

    • 7. the part of an electric circuit that is at a lower electrical potential than another part designated as having zero electrical potential.
    • 8. a number less than zero.
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. refuse to accept; reject:

      the bill was negatived on second reading by 130 votes to 129

    • 2. prove to be untrue:

      the insurer's main arguments were negatived by Lawrence

    • 3. render ineffective; neutralize:

      should criminal law allow consent to negative what would otherwise be a crime?

    • n. a negative statement containing two negative elements (for example he didn't say nothing).

    • the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129

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    • n. the south-seeking pole of a magnet.

    • the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129

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    • n. the diminution or counteraction of an effect by its own influence on the process giving rise to it, as when a high level of a particular hormone in the blood may inhibit further secretion of that hormone, or where the result of a certain action may inhibit further performance of that action.

    • the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129

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    • n. a negative statement containing two negative elements (for example he didn't say nothing).

    • the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129

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    • n. the diminution or counteraction of an effect by its own influence on the process giving rise to it, as when a high level of a particular hormone in the blood may inhibit further secretion of that hormone, or where the result of a certain action may inhibit further performance of that action.

    • the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129

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    • adj. not negative.

    • the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129

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    • n. the south-seeking pole of a magnet.

    • the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129

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    • adj. lacking the rhesus factor.

    • the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129

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    • IPA[ˈneɡədiv]

    美式

    • adj.
      consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.
    • n.
      a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal:
    • she replied in the negative
    • excl
      no (usually used in a military context):
    • “Any snags, Captain?” “Negative, she's running like clockwork.”
    • v.
      reject; refuse to accept; veto:
    • the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129

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