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English definition of “negative”

negative

adjective (TEST RESULTS)    /ˈneɡ.ə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
(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. → Opposite positiveGeneral bodily disorders
(Definition of negative adjective (TEST RESULTS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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