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not /ˈnɑːt/ adverb
not
/ˈnɑːt/
adverb
Learner's definition of NOT
used to form the negative of modal verbs (such as “should” and “could”) and auxiliary verbs (such as “do” and “have”)
used before a verb or clause to make it negative or give it an opposite meaning
see also not to mention at 1mention
used with a word or phrase to make it negative or give it an opposite meaning
see also not a few at 1few
used with a negative word to make a positive statement
informal + humorous used humorously at the end of a positive statement to show that you really meant the opposite
: less or fewer than
used to refer to a possible situation, condition, etc., that is different from or opposite to another situation, condition, etc.
often used in the phrase or not
used to give a negative answer to a question

as like as not

or like as not
see 6like

more often than not

: happening more than half the time

not a/one

: no thing or person

not that

used to say that something said before is not important
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