Definitions for NOTnɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (used to express negation, denial, refusal, prohibition, etc.):

    It's not far from here. Are they coming or not? You must not think about it.

  2. Slang.(used jocularly as a postpositive interjection to indicate that a previous statement is untrue):

    That's a cute dress. Not!

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of not:

1275–1325; ME; weak var. of nought


  1. a Boolean operator that returns a positive result if its operand is negative and a negative result if its operand is positive.

    Category: Computers

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. not(adverb)ɒt

    used to make a word, phrase, or sentence negative

    I am not leaving.; She doesn't like him.; I asked you not to read that.; Not everyone is as smart as you are.; It wasn't much fun.

  2. notɒt

    emphasizes sth is surprising because it did not happen

    Not even the kids liked the cookies.; He didn't even try to help.

  3. notɒt

    emphasizes sth negative

    It doesn't taste good at all.

  4. notɒt

    emphasizes nobody or nothing did sth

    Not a single person came.

  5. notɒt

    used to express the negative alternative to what has just been said

    Do you want it, or not?; "Is it going to rain?" "I hope not."

  6. notɒt

    used to ask a question to which the answer is expected to be "yes"

    That was a good book, wasn't it?; We learned a lot, didn't we?

  7. notɒt

    used to make what you have just said sound less strong

    He really wants the job - not that enthusiasm is a bad thing.


  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

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

Translations for NOT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often abbreviated to n't ) a word used for denying, forbidding, refusing, or expressing the opposite of something

I did not see him; I didn't see him; He isn't here; Isn't he coming?; They told me not to go; Not a single person came to the party; We're going to London, not Paris; That's not true!

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