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Definition: Negative pregnant
(n[e^]g"[.a]*t[i^]v), n. [Cf. F.
1. A proposition by which something is denied or forbidden; a
conception or term formed by prefixing the negative
particle to one which is positive; an opposite or
contradictory term or conception.
This is a known rule in divinity, that there is no
command that runs in negatives but couches under it
a positive duty. --South.
2. A word used in denial or refusal; as, not, no.
Note: In Old England two or more negatives were often joined
together for the sake of emphasis, whereas now such
expressions are considered ungrammatical, being chiefly
heard in iliterate speech. A double negative is now
sometimes used as nearly or quite equivalent to an
No wine ne drank she, neither white nor red.
These eyes that never did nor never shall
So much as frown on you. --Shak.
3. The refusal or withholding of assents; veto.
If a kind without his kingdom be, in a civil sense,
nothing, then . . . his negative is as good as
4. That side of a question which denies or refuses, or which
is taken by an opposing or denying party; the relation or
position of denial or opposition; as, the question was
decided in the negative.
5. (Photog.) A picture upon glass or other material, in which
the light portions of the original are represented in some
opaque material (usually reduced silver), and the dark
portions by the uncovered and transparent or
semitransparent ground of the picture.
Note: A negative is chiefly used for producing photographs by
means of passing light through it and acting upon
sensitized paper, thus producing on the paper a
6. (Elect.) The negative plate of a voltaic or electrolytic
(Law), a negation which implies an