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Definition of negation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular, uncountable] the exact opposite of something; the act of causing something not to exist or to become its opposite This political system was the negation of democracy.
  2. 2[uncountable] disagreement or refusal She shook her head in negation.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: negation