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Princeton's WordNet

  1. not, nonadverb

    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. notnoun

    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. notadverb

    Negates the meaning of the modified verb.

  3. notadverb

    To no degree

    That is not red; it's orange.

  4. notconjunction

    And not.

  5. notinterjection

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

  6. NOTnoun

    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. Notadjective

    shorn; shaven

  3. Notadverb

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Not

    not, adv. a word expressing denial, negation, or refusal.—Not in it (coll.), having no part in some confidence or advantage. [Same as Naught, from A.S. , wiht, a whit.]

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of not in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of not in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of not in a Sentence

  1. Alastair Wilson:

    The impact of a Greek exit should not be underestimated.

  2. Lakshheish M Patel:

    If the trader sells everyday in the first hour via intraday in current market scenario , then 95% probability is that he will make money and not even 5 % chance is that he will lose. So selling is more profitable than buying. But beware of BROKERAGE HOUSES as they play game to sheepishly loot your money from your accounts

  3. Donald Trump:

    I had a conversation like every president does. You sit with the president of various countries, i do it with all countries. We had a great conversation, we were talking about Israel and securing Israel and lots of other things and it was a great conversation. I'm not keeping anything under wraps. I couldn't care less.

  4. Dan Sosin:

    The failure of inactivation was evident because growth was being detected on multiple production runs, these runs were routinely sent back for additional radiation. It should have been seen for what it was: an indication that the margin of safety with the method was not sufficient.

  5. Misako Tachi:

    It (the LDP) is the most stable of all. I'm not sure if a drastic change would do us any good, various parties are saying various things (on pensions), but the lack of concrete plans worries me. Looking at what they have achieved so far, I thought it best that the LDP stays in power.

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    denote or connote
    • A. jeopardize
    • B. signify
    • C. observe
    • D. accompany

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