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    positive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word positive

    Definition
    (noun) the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
    Synonyms : positive degree
    Definition
    (noun) a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject Definition
    (adj) characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
    Example Sentence
    • a positive attitude
    • the reviews were all positive
    • a positive benefit
    • a positive demand
    Definition
    (adj) persuaded of; very sure
    Synonyms : confident , convinced
    Example Sentence
    • were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join
    • I am positive he is lying
    • was confident he would win
    Definition
    (adj) involving advantage or good
    Synonyms : plus
    Example Sentence
    • a plus (or positive) factor
    Definition
    (adj) indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
    Synonyms : confirming
    Example Sentence
    • a positive pregnancy test
    Definition
    (adj) formally laid down or imposed
    Synonyms : prescribed
    Example Sentence
    • positive laws
    Definition
    (adj) impossible to deny or disprove
    Example Sentence
    • incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence
    • proof positive
    • an irrefutable argument
    Definition
    (adj) of or relating to positivism
    Synonyms : positivist , positivistic
    Example Sentence
    • positivist thinkers
    • positivist doctrine
    • positive philosophy
    Definition
    (adj) reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion
    Example Sentence
    • positive increase in graduating students
    Definition
    (adj) greater than zero
    Example Sentence
    • positive numbers
    Definition
    (adj) having a positive charge
    Example Sentence
    • protons are positive
    Definition
    (adj) marked by excessive confidence
    Synonyms : cocksure , overconfident
    Example Sentence
    • an arrogant and cocksure materialist
    • so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen
    • the less he knows the more positive he gets
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