a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed
a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"
less than zero; "a negative number"
reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive; "negative interest rates"
not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"
the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician"
(dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension; "I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"
a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block"
(computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"