Negation

Definition of Negation

Ne`ga´tion
n.1.The act of denying; assertion of the nonreality or untruthfulness of anything; declaration that something is not, or has not been, or will not be; denial; - the opposite of affirmation.
Our assertions and negations should be yea and nay.
- Rogers.
2.(Logic) Description or definition by denial, exclusion, or exception; statement of what a thing is not, or has not, from which may be inferred what it is or has.

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