affirmative and negative

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  • affirmative and negative propositions — Intuitively there may be a difference between asserting that something is the case and ‘merely’ denying that something is the case. But there is no good logical or philosophical way of making the distinction. Modern logic allows that there is… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Affirmative — Af*firm a*tive, n. 1. That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; opposed to {negative}; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • negative — [neg′ə tiv] adj. [ME negatife < OFr or L: OFr négatif < L negativus < negatus: see NEGATION] 1. containing, expressing, or implying a denial or refusal; that says “no” [a negative reply] 2. opposite to something regarded as positive;… …   English World dictionary

  • negative — abbreviation negative. noun (neg) informal a photographic negative. negative adjective 1》 consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of something.     ↘expressing or implying denial, disagreement, or refusal.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • negative — A denial; a proposition by which something is denied; a statement in the form of denial. Two negatives do not make a good issue. As to negative covenant negative easement negative servitude negative statute negative testimony, see those titles @… …   Black's law dictionary

  • negative — A denial; a proposition by which something is denied; a statement in the form of denial. Two negatives do not make a good issue. As to negative covenant negative easement negative servitude negative statute negative testimony, see those titles @… …   Black's law dictionary

  • negative — [[t]ne̱gətɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ negatives 1) ADJ GRADED A fact, situation, or experience that is negative is unpleasant, depressing, or harmful. The news from overseas is overwhelmingly negative... All this had an extremely negative effect on the criminal… …   English dictionary

  • Negative and positive rights — Rights Theoretical distinctions Natural and legal rights Claim rights and liberty rights Negative and positive rights I …   Wikipedia

  • Negative verb — A negative verb is a type of auxiliary that is used to form the negative of a main verb. The main verb itself has no personal endings, while the negative verb takes the inflection. The English auxiliary don t or doesn t performs a similar… …   Wikipedia

  • Affirmative Covenant — A type of promise or contract which requires a party to do something. For example, a bond covenant that provides that the issuer will maintain adequate levels of insurance or deliver audited financial statements is an affirmative covenant.… …   Investment dictionary

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