• Negation. Dakota
    Negation. Dakota
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n negativeness an amount less than zero
    • n negativeness characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    • n negativeness the character of the negative electric pole
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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.
    • n Negativeness The quality or state of being negative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
    • n negativeness The state or quality of being negative, in any sense of that word.
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  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”
  • Sugar Ray Robinson
    Sugar Ray Robinson
    “I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.”
  • Hans Selye
    Hans Selye
    “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”
  • Grace Speare
    Grace Speare
    “For every force, there is a counter force. For every negative there is a positive. For every action there is a reaction. For every cause there is an effect.”


In literature:

Negatives all the way.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
Illustration from the oratorical quality of negative tact.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
The negative tip has a bright spot to which one end of the arc is attached.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
The pursuit of health, considered from the negative standpoint, is the flight from pain.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
A negative participle or infinitive does not appear.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
Her negative, too, was more unsympathetic than he had any reason to expect.
"Hilda" by Sarah Jeanette Duncan
Contemporary science inclines more and more to answer in the negative.
"The Heavenly Father" by Ernest Naville
In about 20 to 30 per cent of syphilitic individuals the test returns to negative after the active secondary stage is passed.
"The Third Great Plague" by John H. Stokes
Speaker, v. 7, p. 295: Brief (negative).
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index" by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
A negative answer would be the quintessence of ignorance.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various

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:

Positive Aspects of Negatives, by Virginia Beach artist Nancy Prichard, is one of 124 works on view at Hampton's Charles H Taylor Arts Center.
The response from neighbors was swift and negative.
GDAY, CROC offer positive, negative exposure to Aussie.
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's on Monday revised its outlook on Avon Products Inc to "negative" from "stable.".
Nymex Crude Makes Last-Minute Dip Into Negative Territory.
Whenever something goes wrong or you find yourself at a disadvantage , often the best way to handle it is to turn a negative into a positive.
Not that Mitt Romney can take much comfort -- they've never elected a challenger they view so negatively, either.
They've also never elected a challenger viewed so negatively.
In developing succession plans, HR leaders should view CEO narcissism as either a positive or negative trait, experts say.
PROVO — Team officials said initial X-rays performed on two Hawaii players taken to the hospital because of possible neck injuries were negative.
Accent the positive or dwell in the negative.
They are "happiness oriented" and have that rare ability to spin their negative thoughts toward positive ones.
Little refuses to dwell on negative statistics.
Ecuador says it will host Assange in its London embassy indefinitely, but the decision to continue supporting the Wikileaks founder could have negative repercussions for the Andean nation.
With Negative Ad You Get Egg Roll .

In science:

First, between phases, the pressure may become negative; simple physical experiments can be used to cause traction that leads to these negative pressure values20 .
The d'Alembert-lagrange principle for gradient theories and boundary conditions
Let us consider a formula over N − 1 variables, and let us add a new variable, which will appear in ℓ+ new clauses as a non-negated literal, and in ℓ− as a negated one.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
Let us denote by hℓ+ ih>0 the average number of occurrences of such a variable in clauses where it is not negated, and by hℓ− ih>0 the corresponding number for its negation.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
Therefore variables with positive field appear more frequently non-negated than negated.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
Since the contribution of the diagonal terms to the eigenvalues is of order O(eα ) and it is negative, this ensures that for large enough α all the eigenvalues will be negative.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT