how to pronounce negation


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the above transcription of negation is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

negation is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of negation in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… Language or the negation village Quebec …”

meanings of negation


  1. A denial or contradiction.
  2. The logical operation which obtains such (negated) propositions.
  3. The act of negating something.
  4. A proposition which is the contradictory of another proposition and which can be obtained from that other proposition by the appropriately placed addition/insertion of the word "not". (Or, in symbolic logic, by prepending that proposition with the symbol for the logical operator "not".).

negation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word negation occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics negation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that negation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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