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negative
'nɛgətɪv
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English Definition
(形) As an adjective
  1. Involving disadvantage or harm.
  2. Expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial.
  3. Having a negative charge.
  4. Designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions.
  5. Having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant.
  6. Characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features.
  7. Less than zero.
  8. Reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive.
  9. Not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition.
(名) As a noun
  1. A piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed.
  2. A reply of denial.
(动) As a verb
  1. Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent.
Hyphenationneg•a•tive
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (名) noun, (及物的动) transitive verb
Matching Results
负数fùshùnegative number
底片dǐpiànnegative; photographic plate
否定fǒudìngto negate; to deny; to reject; negative (answer); negation
消极xiāojínegative; passive; inactive
to bear; to carry (on one's back); to turn one's back on; to be defeated; negative (math. etc)
负值fùzhínegative value (math.)
负片fùpiànnegative (in photography)
负面fùmiànnegative; the negative side
阴性yīnxìngnegative; feminine
反面fǎnmiànreverse side; backside; the other side (of a problem etc); negative; bad
yīnovercast (weather); cloudy; shady; Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang); negative (electric.); feminine; moon; implicit; hidden; genitalia; (Chinese surname)
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