Negation

The logical operation as a result of which, for a given statement $A$, the statement "not A" is obtained. In formal languages, the statement obtained as result of the negation of a statement $A$ is denoted by $\neg A$, $\sim A$, $\overline A$, $-A$, $A'$ (these are read: "not A", "it is not true that A", "A does not hold", etc.). Semantically, the negation of a statement $A$ signifies that the assumption $A$ leads to a contradiction (cf. Contradiction (inconsistency)). In classical two-valued logic the following truth table applies for the operation of negation:
 $A$ $\neg A$ $T$ $F$ $F$ $T$