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neg·a·tive

adj 1  :  marked by denial, prohibition, or refusal  2  :  marked by features (as hostility or withdrawal) opposing constructive treatment or development  3 a  :  being, relating to, or charged with electricity of which the electron is the elementary unit  b (1) :  having lower electrical potential and constituting the part toward which the current flows from the external circuit <the pole>  (2) :  being the electron-emitting electrode of an electron tube  4 a  :  not affirming the presence of the organism or condition in question <a TB test>   b  :  directed or moving away from a source of stimulation < tropism>   5  :  having the light and dark parts in approximately inverse relation to those of the original photographic subject neg*a*tive*ly adv 
 
 

 
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