Definitions for positive

Definitions for (noun) positive

Main entry: positive

Definition: a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject


Main entry: positive, positive degree

Definition: the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution


Definitions for (adj) positive

Main entry: plus, positive

Definition: involving advantage or good

Usage: a plus (or positive) factor


Main entry: confident, convinced, positive

Definition: persuaded of; very sure

Usage: were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join; I am positive he is lying; was confident he would win


Main entry: overconfident, positive, cocksure

Definition: marked by excessive confidence

Usage: an arrogant and cocksure materialist; so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen; the less he knows the more positive he gets


Main entry: electropositive, positive, positively charged

Definition: having a positive charge

Usage: protons are positive


Main entry: incontrovertible, positive, irrefutable

Definition: impossible to deny or disprove

Usage: incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence; proof positive; an irrefutable argument


Main entry: prescribed, positive

Definition: formally laid down or imposed

Usage: positive laws


Main entry: positive

Definition: characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.

Usage: a positive attitude; the reviews were all positive; a positive benefit; a positive demand


Main entry: positive

Definition: greater than zero

Usage: positive numbers


Main entry: positive

Definition: reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion

Usage: positive increase in graduating students


Main entry: positive, confirming

Definition: indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen

Usage: a positive pregnancy test


Main entry: positive, positivist, positivistic

Definition: of or relating to positivism

Usage: positivist thinkers; positivist doctrine; positive philosophy


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