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Not is the general declarative form of no, indicating a negation of a related statement which it usually precedes. "Not" may refer to:

"Not" as a negative

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also not, nöt, nøt, nốt, Not, and NOT



The words net (a net) and nót are kindred, and are derived from a lost strong verb (a, ó). It may be from that the Icelandic term njóta (to enjoy) is derived from the same root.


nót f. (nótar, nætur)

  1. a net; especially one used to catch seals

Simple English

The word not negates the meaning of the word or phrase following it.


  • Hot is not cold.
  • They are not going to the store.
  • A fireman is not what James is. means the same as James is not a fireman.
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