negative

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negative(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (showing absence)
a. negativo
The blood test for herpes came back negative.El análisis de sangre para herpes salió negativo.
2. (related to negation)
a. negativo
We received a negative answer to our request for funding.Recibimos una respuesta negativa a nuestra solicitud de financiación.
3. (pessimistic)
a. negativo
Your negative attitude won't help you solve your problems.Tu actitud negativa no te ayudará a resolver tus problemas.
4. (electricity)
a. negativo
You should always disconnect the negative terminal first when disconnecting a car battery.Siempre se debe desconectar el polo negativo primero al desconectar la batería del coche.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (refusal)
a. la negativa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Alicia implored him to come back to her, but his answer was a negative.Alicia le imploró que regresara con ella, pero su respuesta fue una negativa.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He asked her to marry him and she replied in the negative.Le pidió que se casara con él y le contestó que no.
I asked him if he wanted to go hunting and he answered in the negative.Le pregunté si quería ir a cazar y me contestó negativamente.
6. (grammar)
a. la negación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Class, what is the negative of "I go to the store"?Estudiantes, ¿cuál es la negación de "voy a la tienda"?
7. (photography)
a. el negativo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The negative got overexposed when someone opened the darkroom door.El negativo quedó sobreexpuesto cuando alguien abrió la puerta del cuarto oscuro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
8. (to reject)
a. rechazar
The referendum results were negatived by charges of campaign corruption.Los resultados del referéndum fueron rechazados por cargos de corrupción en las campañas.
9. (to disprove)
a. negar
On what grounds can we negative the claims made against the company?¿Por qué motivos podemos negar las aseveraciones hechas contra la compañía?
10. (to negate)
a. anular
Are the mitigating circumstances in this case enough to negative the charges?¿Las circunstancias atenuantes en este caso son suficientes para anular los cargos?
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negative
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (grammar)
a. la negación f, forma negativa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to answer in the negativedar una respuesta negativa
2. (photography)
a. el negativo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (general)
a. negativo(a)
don't be so negative¡no seas tan negativo!
4. (finance)
a.
negative cash flowcash flow or flujo de caja negativo
5. (finance)
a.
negative equitydepreciación del valor de mercado de una propiedad por debajo de su valor en hipoteca
negative signsigno m negativo
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negative [ˈneɡətɪv]
adjective
(all senses) negativo
a negative answer or reply or response una negativa; una respuesta negativa; the test proved negative el análisis dio negativo
a breathtest proved negative
negative cash flow liquidez (f) negativa; negative feedback reacción (f) desfavorable
noun
1 (negative reply) negativa (f)
he answered in the negative contestó negativamente; contestó que no
This question had long since been answered in the negative.
2 (Ling) negación (f)
in the negative en negativo
`I went" in the negative is `I did not go".
3 (Fot) negativo (m)
they made a print from the negative
4 (Electricity and Electronics) polo (m) negativo
transitive verb
(veto) poner veto a; (vote down) rechazar; desaprobar; [+statement] negar; desmentir; [+effect] anular;
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