Negation meaning

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The act or process of negating.
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The opposite or absence of something regarded as actual, positive, or affirmative.
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The act or an instance of denying; negative answer; denial.
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The lack or opposite of some positive character or quality.

Death is the negation of life.

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Something negative; nonentity.
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(countable) A denial or contradiction.
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(logic, countable) A proposition which is the contradictory of another proposition and which can be obtained from that other proposition by the appropriately placed addition/insertion of the word "not". (Or, in symbolic logic, by prepending that proposition with the symbol for the logical operator "not".)
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(logic) The logical operation which obtains such (negated) propositions.
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A denial, contradiction, or negative statement.
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(uncountable) The act of negating something.
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