1. In a negative manner; with or by denial. "He answered negatively."

2. In the form of speech implying the absence of something; opposed to positively. " shal show what this image of God in man is, negatively, by showing wherein it does not consist, and positively, by showing wherein it does consist.

<physics>" (South) Negatively charged or electrified, having a charge of the kind of electricity called negative.

(01 Mar 1998)