renegation

negation

[ni-gey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of denying: He shook his head in negation of the charge.
2.
a denial: a negation of one's former beliefs.
3.
something that is without existence; nonentity.
4.
the absence or opposite of something that is actual, positive, or affirmative: Darkness is the negation of light.
5.
a negative statement, idea, concept, doctrine, etc.; a contradiction, refutation, or rebuttal: a shameless lie that demands a negation.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin negātiōn- (stem of negātiō) denial. See negate, -ion

negational, adjective
negationist, noun
nonnegation, noun
renegation, noun
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negation (nɪˈɡeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the opposite or absence of something
2.  a negative thing or condition
3.  the act or an instance of negating
4.  logic
 a.  the operator that forms one sentence from another and corresponds to the English not
 b.  a sentence so formed. It is usually written --p, ~p, ̄p or ⇁p, where p is the given sentence, and is false when the given sentence is true, and true when it is false

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negation
1520s, from M.Fr. negation, from L. negationem (nom. negatio) "denial," from negatus, pp. of negare "deny, say no" (see deny).
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negation ne·ga·tion (nĭ-gā'shən)
n.
A denial, contradiction, or negative statement.

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