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Adjective: positive  pó-zu-tiv
  1. Characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
    "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
  2. Involving advantage or good
    "a positive factor";
    - plus
  3. Formally laid down or imposed
    "positive laws";
    - prescribed
  4. Impossible to deny or disprove
    "proof positive";
    - incontrovertible, irrefutable, ungainsayable
  5. (mathematics) greater than zero
    "positive numbers"
  6. Having a positive charge
    "protons are positive";
    - electropositive, positively charged
  7. Marked by excessive confidence
    "the less he knows the more positive he gets";
    - cocksure, overconfident
  8. (medicine) indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
    "a positive pregnancy test";
    - confirming
  9. Of or relating to positivism
    "positive philosophy";
    - positivist, positivistic
  10. Reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion
    "positive increase in graduating students"
  11. Persuaded of; very sure
    "I am positive he is lying";
    - convinced, confident
Noun: positive  pó-zu-tiv
  1. The primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
    - positive degree
  2. A film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

Derived forms: positives

See also: advantageous, affirmative, affirmatory, certain, charged, confident, constructive, favorable [US], favourable [Brit, Cdn], formal, Gram-positive, optimistic, plus, quality, supportive, sure, undeniable

Type of: adjective, adverb, film, photographic film

Antonym: negative, neutral

Part of: diapositive, lantern slide, slide

Encyclopedia: Positive