Meaning of NEGATION in English

NEGATION

/ nɪˈgeɪʃn; NAmE / noun ( formal )

1.

[ C , usually sing. , U ] the exact opposite of sth; the act of causing sth not to exist or to become its opposite :

This political system was the negation of democracy.

2.

[ U ] disagreement or refusal :

She shook her head in negation.

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Latin negatio(n-) , from the verb negare deny.

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