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negative

or

inverse relationship

the relationship between two variables where an increase in one variable, such as PRICE, is associated with a decrease in another variable, such as QUANTITY DEMANDED. Compare POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP.
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Similar to the Balancing Requirements previous discussion in terms of negativeness, in order to meet requirements within the different Services' operating environments, compromise entailed making sacrifices in KPPs.
There has been an evaluation on negativeness of current situation of educational administration in First Five-Year Development Plan, in the light of this analysis, the probability of progress in terms of educational administration in this process are less.
It would be great now if all our energies can go into this new memorial rather than the negativeness of all the to-ing and fro-ing.
In particular, William Michael Rossetti found Swinburne "nude of the qualities of mind" that prompted men to pursue "moral or religious foundation," linking the poet's "passionate sensuousness" with the volume's "moral negativeness.