noun Etymology: not Date: 1947 a logical operator that produces a statement that is the inverse of an input statement

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  • not — W1S1 [nɔt US na:t] adv [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: nought] 1.) used to make a word, statement, or question negative ▪ Most of the stores do not open until 10am. ▪ She s not a very nice person. ▪ You were wrong not to inform the police. ▪ Can we go… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • not — [ nat ] adverb *** 1. ) used for making negatives a ) used for making a sentence, expression, or word negative: He would not listen to anything she said. Barbara s not coming to the party. I don t feel sorry for her. Do not forget your promise.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Not — Not, adv. [OE. not, noht, nought, naught, the same word as E. naught. See {Naught}.] A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal. [1913 Webster] Not one word spake he more than was need. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Not — [Contr. from ne wot. See 2d {Note}.] Wot not; know not; knows not. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Not — Sf std. (8. Jh.), mhd. nōt, ahd. nōt m./f., as. nōd Stammwort. Aus g. * naudi f. Zwang, Not , auch in gt. nauþs, anord. nauđ(r), ae. nīd, nēad u.ä., afr. nēd, nād. Wohl ein ti Abstraktum, das unmittelbar verglichen werden kann mit apreuß. nautins …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Not — steht für eine Zwangslage, in der Hilfe notwendig ist, siehe Notlage den NOT Operator, die Negation einen rätoromanischen Vornamen bekannter Namensträger: Not Vital Siehe auch: Noth, Noot, NÖT …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • not — /not/, adv. 1. (used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition): You must not do that. It s not far from here. 2. U.S. Slang. (used jocularly as a postpositive interjection to indicate that a previous statement is untrue): That s a… …   Universalium

  • NOT — s.m.inv. ES ingl. 1. TS log., inform. nella logica matematica e nelle sue applicazioni informatiche, operazione di negazione di una variabile binaria | l operatore che permette di negare tale variabile; anche in funz. agg.inv.: operazione,… …   Dizionario italiano

  • NOT — steht für: NOT = Negation, logischer Operator (2857) NOT ist Abkürzung von: Naczelna Organizacja Techniczna, polnische Dachorganisation technischer Berufsverbände, Nordic Optical Telescope, Kanaren …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • not- — ⇒NOT(O) , (NOT , NOTO )élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. «dos», servant à former des mots du vocab. sc., en partic., des sc. nat. (devant voyelle du 2e élém., élision de o final). A. [Le 2e élém. est tiré du gr.] V. notalgie (s.v. algie), notomèle… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • not — negative particle, mid 13c., unstressed variant of noht, naht in no way (see NAUGHT (Cf. naught)). As an interjection to negate what was said before or reveal it as sarcasm, it is first attested 1900; popularized 1989 by Wayne s World sketches on …   Etymology dictionary

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