ETYM Latin negatio, from negare to say no, to deny; ne not + the root of aio I say; cf. Skr. ah to say; cf. French négation. Related to No, Adage, Deny, Renegade.
1. The act of negating; SYN. negating.
2. The negative of the opposition.
The conversion of a two-state (binary) signal or bit pattern to its opposite state—for example, the conversion of 1001 to 0110.