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English definition of “negative”

negative

noun [C/U] (NO)   /ˈneɡ·ə·t̬ɪv/
a word, phrase, or statement that expresses no or not, or that expresses refusal : [U] The governor replied in the affirmative (= The governor said no).
(Definition of negative noun (NO) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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