Negation  

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"“I would prefer not to.”" --"Bartleby, the Scrivener" by Herman Melville

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Negation is a denial of existence, evidence, or truth; a contradiction, a proposition that is true if and only if another one is false; a proposition resulting from the application to another proposition of the logical operation "not."

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From the Latin verb negō which means I deny, I refuse, say no.

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