• WordNet 3.6
    • adj electronegative having a negative charge "electrons are negative"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Electronegative (Physics) carrying a negative electrical charge.
    • Electronegative (Chem. and Physics) having a tendency to take up electrons and form negative ions; having a relatively positive electrode potential.
    • Electronegative Having the property of being attracted by an electro-positive body, or a tendency to pass to the positive pole in electrolysis, by the law that opposite electricities attract each other. Contrasted with neutral and electropositive
    • Electronegative Negative; nonmetallic; acidic; -- opposed to positive metallic, or basic.
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In science:

In (Ga,Mn)N, however, the SI is much stronger, due to the large N electronegativity, and consequent higher ionicity of GaN.
Self-interaction effects in (Ga,Mn)As and (Ga,Mn)N
A possible explanation for the decline at high field ratio obs erved in figure 2 (right) is the attachment of some primary electrons in the drift region by electronegative impurities (e.g. oxygen, water vapor).
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
In such cavities a potential pitfall is cavity loading due to acceleration of ionization electrons ; first experimental studies suggest that this can be overcome via a small (0.01%) admixture of electronegative gas .
Muon Cooling and Future Muon Facilities: The Coming Decade
This is fully in accord with what is suggested by the electronegativities of the atoms: κNa = 0.93 and κAl = 1.61.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
The trend seen in the results of Fig. 5.12 is in accordance with what is expected from electronegativity considerations: Na is electropositive with respect to the neighboring Al atoms, i.e., it gives up an electron more readily than Al.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates