Meaning of NEGATION in English


ne ‧ ga ‧ tion /nɪˈɡeɪʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: verb : ↑ negate ; noun : ↑ negation ]

1 . [singular, uncountable] when something is made to have no effect or be the opposite of what it should be:

Much of what passes for Christianity is a negation of Christ’s teachings.

2 . [uncountable] when someone says no or disagrees:

He shook his head in silent negation.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.