The definition of negative is something that refuses or denies, a person or thing that is not positive, or the opposite of a positive electrical charge.(adjective)
A negative is defined as a person or thing that refuses or denies, or is undesirable, unwanted or disliked.(noun)
A negative is defined as the reverse impression of something.(noun)
An example of a negative is the film strip that gets returned with photos printed from a 35mm film camera.
See negative in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME negatife < OFr or L: OFr négatif < L negativus < negatus: see negation
See negative in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French negatif
Origin: , from Latin negātīvus
Origin: , from negātus
Origin: , past participle of negāre, to deny; see negate.
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