Definition Of negative


(of a person, attitude, or situation) not desirable or optimistic.

the new tax was having a very negative effect on car sales

(of a photographic image) showing light and shade or colors reversed from those of the original.

Some monk drew a perfect photographic negative image, is that what you want us to believe?

(of a quantity) less than zero; to be subtracted from others or from zero.

The Arabs did not know about the advances of the Hindus so they had neither negative quantities nor abbreviations for their unknowns.

a number less than zero.

Of course the problem which arises when one tries to consider zero and negatives as numbers is how they interact in regard to the operations of arithmetic, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

a photographic image made on film or specially prepared glass that shows the light and shade or color values reversed from the original, and from which positive prints can be made.

Up until this point I have been using Kodak film and having my negatives printed off and enlarging and framing them.

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Example Of negative

  • All 10 samples that were non-reactive on repeat testing gave negative results on immunoblotting.

  • All electrons are alike: they all carry the same negative charge, and they repel each other.

  • Are there negative health effects from subtle racism?

  • Autoimmune makers and hepatitis B and C serologic test results were negative .

  • Because nucleic acids always carry a negative charge, separation of nucleic acids occurs strictly by molecular size.

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