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  Definition of positive
  1. a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
  2. involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor"
  3. granting what has been desired or requested; "a favorable reply"; "a positive answer"
  4. marked by excessive confidence; "an arrogant and cocksure materialist"; "so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen"; "the less he knows the more positive he gets"
  5. impossible to deny or disprove; "incontrovertible proof of the defendant''s innocence"; "proof positive"; "an irrefutable argument"
  6. formally laid down or imposed; "positive laws"
  7. characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
  8. greater than zero; "positive numbers"
  9. indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test"
  10. having a positive electric charge; "protons are positive"
  11. of or relating to positivism; "positivist thinkers"; "positivist doctrine"; "positive philosophy"
Similar Words: plus, favorable, cocksure, overconfident, incontrovertible, irrefutable, prescribed, confirming, electropositive, positivist, positivistic

 

See Also: affirmative, affirmatory, constructive, optimistic, supportive

 

Pertainyms: positivism, logical positivism

 

Attributes: quality, polarity, sign

 

Part Meronyms: slide, lantern slide

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 确定   Dutch: positief  
Finnish: varma   French: positif  
German: positiv   Hungarian: biztos  
Italian: positivo   Japanese: 明確な  
Korean: 확실한   Portuguese: positivo  
Russian: положительный   Spanish: positivo  
Swedish: positiv  
 
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