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Definition of Negation

Negation

  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.
  2. 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.

Negation Quotations

Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.
Ivan Illich

Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.
Charles Caleb Colton

The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
Simone Weil

An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

The whole point of Gen X was, and continues to be, a negation of being forced into Baby Boomerdom against one's will.
Douglas Coupland
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Negation Translations

negation in German is Verneinung, Negation
negation in Italian is negazione

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