, n.
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1. That of which the essence is the absence of something.
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Blackness and darkness are indeed but privatives.
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2. (Logic) A term indicating the absence of any quality which might be naturally or rationally expected; -- called also privative term.
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3. (Gram.) A privative prefix or suffix. See Privative, a., 3.
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