Definitions for NOTnɒt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. not, non(adverb)

    negation of a word or group of words

    "he does not speak French"; "she is not going"; "they are not friends"; "not many"; "not much"; "not at all"


  1. not(Noun)

    Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.

    You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.

  2. not(Adverb)

    Negates the meaning of the modified verb.

  3. not(Adverb)

    To no degree

    That is not red; it's orange.

  4. not(Conjunction)

    And not.

  5. not(Interjection)

    Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.

  6. NOT(Noun)

    A unary operation on logical values that changes true to false, and false to true.

    You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Not

    wot not; know not; knows not

  2. Not(adj)

    shorn; shaven

  3. Not(adverb)

    a word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal

  4. Origin: [OE. not, noht, nought, naught, the same word as E. naught. See Naught.]

Editors Contribution

  1. not

    A verb used to construct a sentence to describe an action and the words following it is the action as it is described in the context of the sentence.

    The government retirement pension payment was applicable to certain citizens within a specific age range and did not apply to people under sixty years of age at that time.


  1. ... Not!

    ... Not! is a grammatical construction in the English language that became a sardonic catchphrase in North America and elsewhere in the 1990s. A declarative statement is made, followed by a pause and then an emphatic "not!" is postfixed. The result is a negation of the original declarative statement. According to the above, the phrase "He is a nice guy... not!" is synonymous to "He is not a nice guy". Whereas the latter structure is a neutral observation, the former expresses rather an annoyance, and is most often used jocularly. Popularized in North America in the 1990s by a Saturday Night Live skit and subsequent movie Wayne's World, it can be found earlier in print in an 1893 Princeton Tiger 103: "An Historical Parallel-- Not." An even earlier 1905 usage is in The Dream of the Rarebit Fiend by Windsor McKay. It was selected as the 1992 Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society. The "Not!" catchphrase was the basis of a scene in the 2006 movie Borat where a lecturer in humour attempted to explain the grammatical construction to Borat with limited success.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #25

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #37

Anagrams for NOT »

  1. Ont, Ont., TNO, ton

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Scott Eastwood:

    No not at all.

  2. Ron Perkinson:

    It's not a bar.

  3. Winner Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton:

    No, not at all.

  4. Minh Quang Pham:

    I am not guilty.

  5. Kelley Paul:

    No, she was not.

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