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Definition 1: the speech act of negating - [noun denoting communication]

(negation is a kind of ...) the act of asserting that something alleged is not true

(... is a kind of negation ) the speech act of contradicting someone

"he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction"

(... is a kind of negation ) the speech act of revoking or annulling or making void

Definition 2: a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement - [noun denoting communication]

(negation is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

Definition 3: (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false - [noun denoting communication]

(negation is a kind of ...) (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

(negation belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

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