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English definition of “negative”

negative

noun [C] (PHOTOGRAPH)    /ˈneɡ.ə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/ (informal neg)
a piece of film from which a photograph can be produced, and in which light and dark areas appear the opposite way round to the way in which they appear in the photograph: black-and-white/colour negatives I've borrowed the negatives of her wedding photos so I can get some pictures printed.Photography
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