Definition of negative instance in English:

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negative instance

Entry from US English dictionary


A piece of negative evidence.
Example sentences
  • Above all, his emphasis on negative instances for the procedure of induction itself can claim a high importance with regard to knowledge acquisition and has been acclaimed as an innovation by scholars of our time.
  • But please do not assume that I am ignorant of the historical and present-day negative instances of interfaith relations.
  • Quality checks included a constant search for negative instances and a purposeful examination of alternative explanations.

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Syllabification: neg·a·tive in·stance

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