Definition of negation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

negation

noun
nɪˈɡeɪʃn
 
; nɪˈɡeɪʃn
 
(formal)
 
1 [countable, usually singular, uncountable] the exact opposite of something; the act of causing something not to exist or to become its oppositeThis political system was the negation of democracy.2 [uncountable] disagreement or refusalShe shook her head in negation.
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