# Negation operator (LotusScript® Language)

Returns the negative value of a number.

## Syntax

** - **

*numExpr*

## Elements

*numExpr*

Any numeric expression. An EMPTY operand (DataType 0) is considered a 0.

## Return value

The result is of the same data type as *numExpr.* The
data type of -*v*, where *v* has the value EMPTY, is Long.

If *numExpr *is
a NULL, the result is a NULL.

## Example

```
Dim x As Integer
x% = 56
Print -x% ' Prints -56
```