In photography, a negative is an image, usually on a strip or sheet of transparent plastic film, in which the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest. This reversed order occurs because of the extremely light-sensitive chemicals a camera film must use to capture an image quickly enough for ordinary picture-taking, which are darkened, rather than bleached, by exposure to light and subsequent photographic processing.

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  1. refusal or withholding of assents; veto, prohibition
  2. a right of veto
  3. an image in which dark areas represent light ones, and the converse
  4. a word that indicates negation
  5. a negative quantity
  6. : A rep performed with weight in which the muscle begins at maximum contraction and is slowly extended; a movement performed using only the eccentric phase of muscle movement.
  7. The negative plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.


  1. To veto
  2. To contradict
  3. To disprove


  1. not positive or neutral
  2. of electrical charge of an electron and related particles
  3. of number, less than zero
  4. denying a proposition
  5. damaging; undesirable; unfavourable
  6. pessimistic; not tending to see the bright side of things. (Often used pejoratively.)
  7. Of or relating to a photographic image in which the colours of the original, and the relations of right and left, are reversed.
  8. metalloidal; nonmetallic; contrasted with positive or basic.
    The nitro group is negative.
  9. bad, unwanted, disagreeable, potentially damaging, to be avoided, unpleasant, difficult, painful; (often precedes 'energy', 'feeling', 'emotion' or 'thought').

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