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no

adverb uk   /nəʊ/ us    /noʊ/

no adverb (NEGATIVE ANSWER)

A1 used to give negative answers: "Did you go to the shops?" "No, I forgot." "Would you like any more cake?" "No thank you." "Do you have any homework tonight?" "No."

no adverb (NOT)

B1 not; not any: The exam is no more difficult than the tests you've been doing in class. The issues are of no great interest (= only a little interest) to me.

no

noun [C] uk   /nəʊ/ us    /noʊ/ (plural noes)
a negative answer or reaction: "Have you had any replies about the camping weekend?" "So far I've had two yeses, a no, and a maybe." a vote against a suggestion, idea, law, etc., or a person who votes 'no': 14 ayes to 169 noes - the noes have it.
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(Definition of no determiner, adverb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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