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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not positive)
a. negative
Amanda se sintió aliviada cuando la prueba de embarazo dio negativo.Amanda was relieved when she saw the pregnancy test was negative.
2. (pessimist)
a. negative
Tengo mala suerte, por eso soy negativo respecto de todo.I have bad luck, that's why I'm negative about everything.
3. (grammar)
a. negative
Aprendimos a formular oraciones negativas e interrogativas.We learned how to construct negative and interrogative sentences.
4. (mathematics)
a. minus
Te olvidaste de añadir el signo negativo delante del número.You forgot to add the minus sign in front of the number.
b. negative
¿Cuál es el valor de y cuando x es equivalente a cinco negativo?What is the value of y when x is equal to negative five?
5. (electricity)
a. negative
El polo negativo de la pila está indicado con el símbolo "-".The negative pole of the battery is marked with a "-" sign.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
6. (photography)
a. negative
Todavía tengo que revelar los negativos de la fiesta de anoche.I still need to develop the negatives from last night's party.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (en general)
a. negative
el análisis ha dado negativothe test results were negative
2. (mathematics)
a. minus, negative
signo negativominus sign
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (photography)
a. negative
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1 (gen) negative
voto negativo vote against; no vote
2 (Matemáticas) minus
3 (Fotografía) negative
(Fotografía) negative
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