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negative polarity

noun
1.
(grammar) the grammatical character of a word or phrase, such as ever or any, that may normally be used only in a semantically or syntactically negative or interrogative context
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  • There is a whole field of consciousness established, with positive polarity of the first plane, negative polarity of the second.

  • Each receives the positive electricity from the sun, which it draws by reason of its negative polarity.

    The Universe a Vast Electric Organism George Woodward Warder

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