Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

The conversion of a binary digit, or bit, into its opposite. For example, a 1 converted into a 0 is considered a negation. A complete negation of an 8-bit binary number may look similar to the example below.

Binary Number: 01100101

Negation: 10011010

Negation may also refer to the act of a computer or computer hardware device denying access or a process from occurring; also see negate.

Binary, Hardware terms, Negate