negativity

Definitions

  • Negation. Dakota
    Negation. Dakota
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n negativity (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
    • n negativity an amount less than zero
    • n negativity characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    • n negativity the character of the negative electric pole
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Negation. Pai-Ute sign Negation. Pai-Ute sign
Negation. No. Dakota Negation. No. Dakota
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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 Negativity 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 negativity Same as negativeness.
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Quotations

  • Michael Pritchard
    Michael Pritchard
    “Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.”
  • Andre Maurois
    Andre%20Maurois
    “The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean%20Baudrillard
    “We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.”
  • Ken Blanchard
    Ken Blanchard
    “For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Once you label me you negate me.”

Usage

In literature:

The other replied in the negative.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
These two groups are marked in orthodox chemistry as respectively positive and negative, and are closely allied.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
Now happiness in the domestic establishment as in a political state is a negative happiness.
"The Physiology of Marriage, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
It is evident, therefore, that the tactual illusion is influenced rather in a negative direction by visualization.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
The reaction may, indeed, often be a negative reaction.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
If you assume the negative you are sure to be negative.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The principle we gain from this is that you cannot overthrow falsehood by negation, but by establishing the antagonistic truth.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
Looking over the length and breadth of these islands, I am afraid that all these questions must receive a negative answer.
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
The negatives were of the Clergy, who fear to trust the people with the whole truth.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Moreover, negative results make little display.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
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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:

Investigators say they "heard too many negative accounts" of misconduct to dismiss them.
The vast scope and volume of goods winging their way across the Pacific has blinded many in air cargo to negative trends elsewhere.
Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe Kit, with the Vysis Paraffin Pretreatment IV and Post Hybridization Wash Buffer Kit, ProbeChek ALK Negative Control S. Food & Drug Administration.
Traveling across Western Iowa, Mitt Romney responded angrily to the latest negative ad by rival John McCain, who uses the spot to call Romney a phony.
In the comments to reporters on the bus, Romney also defended his own negative ad against Mike Huckabee, saying the allegations in it are true.
HERE is what political analysts today call "negative campaigning": an advertisement by the incumbent Governor of Michigan suggesting that his Republican opponent supports big business.
Type O Negative Unsuccessfully Coping With The Natural Beauty Of Infidelity Slow Deep And Hard.
Hit hard and clean in your B2B campaign No need to go negative to get the job done.
When Elayna Katz posted a negative review of Marisol Simoes' Ottawa restaurant Mambo, the.
How to make the most of negative suggestions your staffers make, and improve your company.
2 highlights the lifelong importance of social determinants in early childhood, and the negatives of poverty, drugs, poor working conditions, unemployment, and the positives of social support, good food, and transport policy.
Taxi companies without town taxi driver's licenses are operating in town and it's having a negative impact on licensed companies.
(CBS News) Americans view both major parties more negatively than in the past - and the major party nominees more negatively than they did four years ago - according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll.
"That's not a negative," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Not that Mitt Romney can take much comfort — they've never elected a challenger they view so negatively, either.
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In science:

This equation is very important because it is through it that we can have informations about the value of the constant k ; considering the fact that a mass distribution is always positive, and that an attractive gravity as a negative R, then it follows that k has to be negative in the case of a dust distribution.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
Then at t = 800, the news is, by chance, again negative resulting again in a negative return from t = 800 to t = 801.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
With a slight abuse of notation we will use E also for the expectation with respect to P+ . 8In other words we extend Sn to negative n using ξi with negative indices and look at the last negative time when the walk visits zero.
Non-perturbative approach to random walk in markovian environment
Several closely related notions exist; see Dubhashi and Ranjan , and Pemantle . gave a property of negative correlation that will be useful for us: It essentially says that Chernoff ’s bound for the tail probability for sums of independent random variables applies unaltered to negatively correlated random variables.
Expanders via Random Spanning Trees
Since a separable state ρAB can always be written in the form (17) and the density matrices ρAk and ρBk have non-negative eigenvalues, then the overall density matrix ρAB also has non-negative eigenvalues.
Entanglement, randomness and chaos
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