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English definition of “negative”

negative

noun     /ˈneɡətɪv/
[C] a bad characteristic, piece of news, etc.: Traders see few negatives, saying hi-tech and telecoms shares will continue their rise.
answer/respond/reply in the negative to give an answer of 'no': Issuers that do not have a CUSIP number should answer Question 8 in the negative.
(Definition of negative noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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