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Dictionary definition for: Negative

1. (n) a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"

2. (v) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"

3. (a) characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life" "a colorless negative personality" "a negative evaluation" "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"

4. (n) a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed

5. (s) reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive

6. (a) having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"

7. (a) expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

8. (s) having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign" "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"

9. (a) not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"

10. (s) less than zero; "a negative number"

11. (s) designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"

12. (s) involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"

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