In Vietnam, for example, a direct refusal or negative answer is considered impolite and crude.
Is the antibody test a false positive or the histological examination a false negative ?
The series is said to converge if the two series, one defined over the positive integers, the other defined over the negative integers, both converge.
He is refused service in an antique store by an old man who answers even obvious questions in the negative .
Integers are the whole numbers, negative whole numbers, and zero.
To my great disappointment, his reply was in the negative .
If the answer is negative then surely we have a stake in any debate about reform of that state, otherwise we leave the field free to the real enemies of public services.
Repeat brushings are indicated for suspicious or negative results not consistent with the clinical or radiologic findings.
Look at a bright light and look away, and you see the negative image of it.
Sometimes there is enough accompanying inflation to create negative real interest rates and erode the real value of debt.