Negatively Neg"a*tive*ly, adv. 1. In a negative manner; with or by denial. ``He answered negatively.'' --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. In the form of speech implying the absence of something; -- opposed to {positively}. [1913 Webster]

I shall show what this image of God in man is, negatively, by showing wherein it does not consist, and positively, by showing wherein it does consist. --South. [1913 Webster]

{Negatively charged} or {Negatively electrified} (Elec.), having a charge of the kind of electricity called negative, as does the electron. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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