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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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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THERE has been a lot of negativity following the introduction of the smoking ban in cars carrying people under 18.
This undesirable behavior "may temporarily numb that negativity, but it won't put you on a healthy and wholesome path," says Darlene Hunter, a renowned speaker and author of Win-Ability: Learn How to Nagivate through Life's Challenges with a Winning Attitude.
Now these daily progress posts have been gathered together in a free report, written in plain English, about the journey and benefits of shedding negativity after 50.
And Arriva had a 61% negativity score when more than 50,000 tweets were analysed.
Why such negativity? This negativity was one of the chief reasons why some parties have not been able to win people's trust," Modi said.
Fatigue, and an overall feeling of negativity are the after-effects.
For evaluation of sensitivity, specificity, false negativity, false positivity and accuracy of FNAB, Bethesda category 2 was accepted as a negative result, while category 6 was accepted as a positive result.
Klopp seeks to axe negativity as race for the title heats up JURGEN KLOPP insists there's no place for negativity in Liverpool's Premier League title challenge as he insisted: "This is pure opportunity."
But I don't think anyone predicted the kind of negativity that there has been against Meghan over the past few months," Bromley explained.
The Middlesbrough manager believed the win will help dispel a mood of negativity he claims has been hanging around the club.
He added: "It has been negativity because we have not brought anyone in.