noun see negative I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Negativity — Negativeness Neg a*tive*ness, Negativity Neg a*tiv i*ty, n. The quality or state of being negative. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • negativity — negative ► ADJECTIVE 1) characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features: a negative test result. 2) expressing or implying denial, disagreement, or refusal. 3) pessimistic, undesirable, or unwelcome. 4) (of a… …   English terms dictionary

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  • negativity — neg·a·tiv·i·ty .neg ə tiv ə tē n, pl ties the quality or state of being negative …   Medical dictionary

  • NEGATIVITY —    the name given in philosophy to the negative element determinative or definitive of things and all ideas of things, whereby a thing is this because it is not that, and is seen to be this because it is seen not to be that, an antagonism… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • negativity — neg|a|tiv|i|ty [ˌnegəˈtıvıti] n [U] an attitude in which someone considers only the bad qualities of a situation, person etc, not the good ones …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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