Not meaning

nŏt
Not is defined as a word used with a verb to make a negative.

An example of not used as an adverb is in the phrase "not happy," which means unhappy.

adverb
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A logical operator that returns a false value if the operand is true and a true value if the operand is false.
noun
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In no way; to no degree. Used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition.

I will not go. You may not have any.

adverb
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A Boolean logic operation that reverses the input. If 0 is input, 1 is output, and vice versa. See AND-OR-NOT.
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In no manner; to no degree.

Whether you like it or not.

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Origin of not

  • Middle English alteration of naught, nought naught
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition