negate

Definitions

  • Negation. Dakota
    Negation. Dakota
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v negate make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom","This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
    • v negate prove negative; show to be false
    • v negate deny the truth of
    • v negate be in contradiction with
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Negation. Pai-Ute sign Negation. Pai-Ute sign
Negation. No. Dakota Negation. No. Dakota
Negation. No. Pai-Ute Negation. No. Pai-Ute
No, negation. Pai-Ute No, negation. Pai-Ute
Positive and Negative Carbons Positive and Negative Carbons

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
    • negate To deny; negative; make negative or null.
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean%20Baudrillard
    “A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.”
  • Michael Pritchard
    Michael Pritchard
    “Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean%20Baudrillard
    “We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.”

Usage

In literature:

Of course all these alleged racial characteristics have a positive as well as a negative significance.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Even the existence of "negative" and "positive" electricity is problematical.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
Their activities made up for his own negation, they engaged his negative horror.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
But the city editor's enthusiasm died when the negatives came out of the developer.
"Spawn of the Comet" by Harold Thompson Rich
All through nature we observe that every force has its opposite or negative force to oppose it.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
If the answer is negative, the fact considered rests on oral tradition alone.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
When negatives are found to be bulged or swollen, the battery must be fully charged, and the negatives then pressed.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Arnold advocates similar views, though in a negative form.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
The conception of the State which Godwin sought to supplant was itself limited and negative.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
If the ballot was not marked at all it was counted in the negative.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Pocket was left with the fragmentary negatives on his hands.
"" by E.W. Hornung
Its Christian antecedents comprised positive and negative currents.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
I rather prefer the latter view, for if composed of only negative electricity it is more truly a negation.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Its biblical features are obvious enough with the darker negative traits left out.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
There's a regular stream or procession of them from the negative end of the wire toward the positive.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
And, first of all, from the side of negation.
"God and the World" by Arthur W. Robinson
Having these two bottles ready, when I wish to prepare negatives, I take about 200 grammes of the solution No.
"Notes and Queries, Number 234, April 22, 1854" by Various
The number and name of every negative should be recorded in a small blank-book, which is the negative catalogue.
"Harper's Round Table, July 2, 1895" by Various
The most common method is to take two pictures, one exposed for the sky, and the other for the landscape, and print from both negatives.
"Harper's Round Table, July 9, 1895" by Various
A negative which has been overexposed and developed in a normal developer, while perfect in detail, will be thin and without contrast.
"Harper's Round Table, August 13, 1895" by Various
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In poetry:

With dynasties of negative constructions
darkening and dying around you,
with grammar that suddenly turns and shines
like flocks of sandpipers flying,
please come flying.
"Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore" by Elizabeth Bishop
'Twas put unto the Vote at last,
And in the Negative it past,
None to her Aid shou'd move;
Yet since ARDELIA was a Friend,
Excuses 'twas agreed to send,
Which plausible might prove:
"To Mr. F. Now Earl Of W" by Anne Kingsmill Finch
In your wealth you seem to be wearing gown upon gown
upon a body of nothing but light;
yet each separate petal is at the same time the negation
of all clothing and the refusal of it.
"The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: VI" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Or say at best, that negatively kind,
You inly mourn'd, and silently repin'd:
The jealous Demons in my own fond Breast,
Would all these Thoughts incessantly suggest,
And tell what Sense must feel, tho' Pity had supprest.
"An Elegy To A Young Lady" by James Hammond

In news:

Mormon church membership negative for Huntsman, Romney.
The media mogul wants to educate Americans about India, but critics say she mostly entrenched negative stereotypes.
It's true, in the news today a man has been killed by a knife wielding rooster and northern Colorado is expected to see the negative digits again tonight.
This standard was balloted for reinstatement and received negative votes stating that the withdrawn standard contains inaccuracies that need to be corrected prior to reinstatement.
002 Ballot: D13 (11-01) Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution.
Randy Brinson, executive director of programming at Seattle's KCTS, sees "generally a negative correlation " between Nielsen ratings and pledge dollars.
Obama, Romney go negative early and often.
It's happened in a lot of other industries: companies receive feedback on a product via social media and the Internet, in some cases negative, and as a result the product is changed.
On June 16, Moody's Investors Service had downgraded the Atlanta-based radio company's ratings to negative from stable.
When Newt Gingrich launched into his speech Friday night at Salem High School, it seemed as if his pledge to remain above the fray of negative ads and campaigning was about to fly out the window.
Christie Aschwanden learns that this very human impulse isn't necessarily a negative one—and can lead you in positive directions you never expected.
AAFP Looks at Positives and Negatives of Recently Released Rule.
Much of the negative conversation concerning Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android platform is predicated on the fact that it's fragmented .
After a tumultuous 2005, the Pirates have removed the negative energy and are ready for big things.
The bombardment of negative images over the many, many years through all types of media has done severe psychological damage to people of African ancestry.
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In science:

In particular the Positivity Condition means that the mathematical expectations of a certain class of non-negative random variables must be non-negative.
Determinantal random point fields
The determinant of this matrix is negative, and so the matrix has one negative eigenvalue.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
The restriction of K (w , z) to a suitable neighborhood of the origin thus has at most κ negative squares, and since the number of negative squares is independent of the domain (see [3, Theorem 1.1.4]), sq−K ≤ κ.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
If for the negative term we cannot find its corresponding term satisfying the conditions, we can exchange the role of negative and positive terms.
Optimally Conclusive Discrimination of Non-orthogonal Entangled States Locally
In fact, a uniform gas of atoms with negative a is unstable; it has negative pressure and it lowers its energy by collapsing into separate regions of high density.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
T which is independent of V and is the well known consistency relation; ǫ1 is always negative in the ordinary slow-roll inflation, thus nT is negative.
Inflationary spectra in generalized gravity: Unified forms
Therefore, we conclude that the metric (3) with k negative is diffeomorphic to the FRW metric of negative curvature.
On the SO(2,1) symmetry in General Relativity
As for negation, we add another rule to the auxiliary judgement Γ ⊢ ¬ π ; π ′ for negatable types.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Induction step: UOT for ¬ s is implied by the IH and by the fact that the auxiliary judgement for negatable types encodes a function from the argument type to the type of the negated strategy.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Orthogonal complement does not provide a suitable semantics for negation, but there is probably a respectable negation.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
We can not prove sub-additivity due to the need to consider negative values of the overlaps, and non convexity of xp for negative x.
Replica bounds for optimization problems and diluted spin systems
It is now possible for the local energy density to be negative in some regions, so long as the integrated energy density is non-negative.
The Classical Singularity Theorems and their Quantum Loopholes
For ρ ≥ 0 it also follows that solutions to (3) can never assume negative values, since otherwise the function ψ must have a negative minimum (because of the positive boundary values) and therefore non-negative second derivatives there.
Close encounters of black holes
Similarly, one could consider negatively correlated orientations but this requires finer results on such distributions and a complete theory of negative dependence has not been established yet (see e.g. [16, 3]).
Random walks on FKG-horizontally oriented lattices
Negative frequencies ω correspond to negative energies ω .
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
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