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Meaning of "negative polarity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NEGATIVE POLARITY

negative polarity play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NEGATIVE POLARITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Negative polarity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NEGATIVE POLARITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Polarity item

In linguistics, a polarity item is a lexical item that can appear only in environments associated with a particular grammatical polarity – affirmative or negative. A polarity item that appears in affirmative contexts is called a positive polarity item, and one that appears in negative contexts is a negative polarity item. The environment in which a polarity item is permitted to appear is called a "licensing context". In the simplest case, an affirmative statement provides a licensing context for a PPI, while negation provides a licensing context for an NPI. However there are many complications, and not all polarity items of a given type need necessarily have exactly the same set of licensing contexts.

Definition of negative polarity in the English dictionary

The definition of negative polarity in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NEGATIVE POLARITY

negative bending moment
negative campaigning
negative cash flow
negative charge
negative equity
negative feedback
negative hallucination
negative income tax
negative number
negative particle
negative pole
negative prescription
negative profit
negative reinforcement
negative resistance
negative sign
negative tax
negative-raising
negatively
negativeness

WORDS THAT END LIKE NEGATIVE POLARITY

authority
charity
clarity
disparity
familiarity
hilarity
linearity
modularity
molarity
nonlinearity
parity
polarity
popularity
rarity
registered charity
regularity
similarity
singularity
solidarity
unfamiliarity
vulgarity

Synonyms and antonyms of negative polarity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «negative polarity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NEGATIVE POLARITY

Find out the translation of negative polarity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of negative polarity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «negative polarity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

负极性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

polaridad negativa
570 millions of speakers

English

negative polarity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नकारात्मक polarity
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قطبية سلبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отрицательной полярности
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

polaridade negativa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নেতিবাচক প্রান্তিকতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

polarité négative
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Polariti negatif
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

negative Polarität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

負極性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부 극성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Polaritas negatif
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cực âm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிர்மறை முரண்பாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नकारात्मक परस्परविरोधी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Negatif polarite
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

polarità negativa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ujemny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

негативної полярності
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

polaritate negativă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρνητική πολικότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

negatiewe polariteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

negativ polaritet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

negativ polaritet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of negative polarity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NEGATIVE POLARITY»

The term «negative polarity» is regularly used and occupies the 89.408 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NEGATIVE POLARITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «negative polarity» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «negative polarity» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about negative polarity

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NEGATIVE POLARITY»

Discover the use of negative polarity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to negative polarity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Negation and Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in Hindi ...
This books studies syntax of NPIs and their interaction with sentential negatives in Hindi.
Rajesh Kumar, 2006
2
Negation and Polarity: Syntactic and Semantic Perspectives
The exploration of negation and negative polarity phenomena and their implications for linguistic theory are the main themes of this book.
Laurence R. Horn, Yasuhiko Katō, 2000
3
Negative and Positive Polarity: A Binding Approach
Study of the positive/negative systems of several languages, working within Binding Theory.
Ljiliana Progovac, 2005
4
Licensing of Negative Polarity Particles Yet, Anymore, ...
1 Introduction The topic of this thesis is a class of words that I will call negative polarity particles. The negative polarity particles in English include the words yet, anymore, either, and neither. These words, in their relevant sense, do not occur in ...
Dmitry Levinson, 2008
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The Syntax of Negation and the Licensing of Negative ...
In this chapter, I will discuss the implications of the location of NegP for the licensing of Negative Polarity Items (NPIs henceforth). This chapter gives a thorough description of NPIs in Hindi and shows the contexts where they are permitted in ...
Rajesh Kumar, 2013
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Negation and Polarity: Syntax and Semantics : Selected ...
The volume is of interest to syntacticians, semanticians, historical linguists, typologists, and philosophers.
Danielle Forget, 1997
7
Negative Contexts: Collocation, Polarity and Multiple Negation
Firstly, many languages have negative polarity items of the any-type and positive polarity items of the some-type: cf. Haspelmath (1993) for an overview. Secondly, it has been reported for various languages that many members of the class of ...
Ton van der Wouden, 2002
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Understanding Dc Circuits
In measurement of dc voltage, polarity is important. The proper matching of meter polarity and voltage source polarity must be assured. The negative (black) test lead of the meter is connected to the negative polarity of the voltage being ...
Dale R. Patrick, Stephen W. Fardo, 1999
9
Lightning: Physics and Effects
The charge transfer was reported to be greater for negative polarity, probably owing to the fact that the initial- stage current was mostly negative. Interestingly, no flashes transferring only positive charge to ground were observed inthese studies ...
Vladimir A. Rakov, Martin A. Uman, 2003
10
The Grammar of Polarity: Pragmatics, Sensitivity, and the ...
This book draws on insights from cognitive/functional linguistics and formal semantics to argue that, on the contrary, the grammar of sensitivity is grounded in a very general human cognitive ability to form categories and draw inferences ...
Michael Israel, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NEGATIVE POLARITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term negative polarity is used in the context of the following news items.
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A CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE EGYPTIAN, SIRIUS 8:8:8:8
Earth shares a negative polarity with Sirius and is psychically influenced through three pivotal planets: Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn.”. «Pulse, Jul 15»
2
PR, Social & Media Measurement: Opportunities and Challenges
... on “Emotional Spectrum, Intensity, and Action Indicators,” that is, predictive sentiment analysis that goes beyond positive/negative polarity. «Business 2 Community, Jul 15»
3
Supercomputing the Interior Dynamics of Stars
Magenta indicates magnetic fields with positive polarity, and blue indicates fields with negative polarity. Tamara Rogers, Jess Vriesema, ... «insideHPC, Jun 15»
4
Space Weather Outlook
During the period, G1 (minor) and G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storms were observed on 08 June due to effects from a negative polarity coronal ... «Newsroom America, Jun 15»
5
Equipment Spotlight: Coolants and additives
Lubegard's Engine Protectant, Gear Protectant and Power Transfer Protectant are formulated with LXE technology to join negative polarity and ... «Overdrive Magazine, May 15»
6
Lansdowne clinic will be first in state to offer ARP wave neurotherapy
... felt until it passes over, and the direct current passes through an area that has built up and retained a negative polarity from a previous injury. «Loudoun Times-Mirror, Apr 15»
7
Discovery May Help Stop the Sun From Putting Out Lights on Earth
Then there are four bands alternating between positive and negative polarity spread across the sun's surface -- and that instability can lead to ... «Bloomberg, Apr 15»
8
SkyGolf announces plans to exhibit at 2015 PGA Merchandise Show
The new SkyCaddie LINX watch features a very clear, high-definition, sunlight-readable display with both positive and negative polarity to ... «WorldGolf.com, Jan 15»
9
Why the F Aren't You Reading This New Blog About Swearing?
(That's a trick question: No one ever actually gives a “negative polarity item”—you only don't give them, unless you are literally pooping.) ... «Slate Magazine, Dec 14»
10
Changing Gear: Lubricants and coolants rewind
... Protectant products all are formulated with the company's proprietary LXE technology designed to join negative polarity and positive polarity, ... «Overdrive Magazine, Nov 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Negative polarity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/negative-polarity>. Aug 2020 ».
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