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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

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.
Alexander Haig

Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
Emile M. Cioran

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

Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
Gustave Courbet

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
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Negation Translations

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