A single word which means "negatively defined"?
April 7, 2006 10:07 AM Subscribe
Is there a single word which means "negatively defined" (or "defined by its opposite" or "defined by not being other things" or "defined by the absence of something")? In English if you can manage (I cannot think of one), but maybe in another language? German perhaps?
posted by unknowncommand to writing & language (22 answers total)