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negative

adjective uk   /ˈneɡ.ə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/

negative adjective (NO)

B2 expressing "no": We received a negative answer to our request.
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A2 A negative sentence or phrase is one that contains a word such as "not", "no", "never", or "nothing": "I've never seen him in my life" is a negative sentence. "Don't" and "do not" are negative forms of "do".
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negative adjective (WITHOUT HOPE)

B1 not expecting good things, or likely to consider only the bad side of a situation: a negative attitude You're so negative about everything!
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negative adjective (BAD)

B2 bad or harmful: The warm winter has had a very negative effect/impact on the ski industry.

negative adjective (ELECTRICITY)

of the type of electrical charge that is carried by electrons
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negative adjective (TEST RESULTS)

(of a medical test) showing that the patient does not have the disease or condition for which he or she has been tested: a negative pregnancy test The results of his HIV test were negative.
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negative adjective (BELOW ZERO)

(of a number or amount) less than zero: negative numbers
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negative adjective (BLOOD TYPE)

not having the rhesus factor in the blood: Her blood type is O negative.
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negatively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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negative

noun uk   /ˈneɡ.ə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/

negative noun (PHOTOGRAPH)

[C] (informal neg) a piece of film from which a photograph can be produced, and in which light and dark areas appear the opposite 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.

negative noun (NO)

[C or U] a word or statement that expresses "no": I didn't hear your answer, Ed - was that a negative? I'm afraid the reply was definitely in the negative (= was "no").

negative noun (BAD THING)

[C] a bad feature or characteristic: He always looks for the negatives in any situation.
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(Definition of negative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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