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Positive (IPA: /ˈpɑzətɪv/)


Positive (a.)

Having a real position, existence, or energy; existing in fact; real; actual; -- opposed to negative.

Positive (a.)

Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute; -- opposed to relative; as, the idea of beauty is not positive, but depends on the different tastes individuals.

Positive (a.)

Definitely laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed; -- opposed to implied; as, a positive declaration or promise.

Positive (a.)

Hence: Not admitting of any doubt, condition, qualification, or discretion; not dependent on circumstances or probabilities; not speculative; compelling assent or obedience; peremptory; indisputable; decisive; as, positive instructions; positive truth; positive proof.

Positive (a.)

Prescribed by express enactment or institution; settled by arbitrary appointment; said of laws.

Positive (a.)

Fully assured; confident; certain; sometimes, overconfident; dogmatic; overbearing; -- said of persons.

Positive (a.)

Having the power of direct action or influence; as, a positive voice in legislation.

Positive (a.)

Corresponding with the original in respect to the position of lights and shades, instead of having the lights and shades reversed; as, a positive picture.

Positive (a.)

Electro-positive.

Positive (a.)

Hence, basic; metallic; not acid; -- opposed to negative, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals.

Positive (n.)

That which is capable of being affirmed; reality.

Positive (n.)

That which settles by absolute appointment.

Positive (n.)

The positive degree or form.

Positive (n.)

A picture in which the lights and shades correspond in position with those of the original, instead of being reversed, as in a negative.

Positive (n.)

The positive plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.

Positive

Photograph in which the tones or colors correspond to (that is, are not reversed from) their appearance in nature

Positive

Degree of comparison

Positive

Grammatical polarity

Positive

1990 film by Rosa von Praunheim

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2008 film by V. K. Prakash

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "Those who have the greatest and most positive impact on society are not concerned with name and fame ."" - T. B. Joshua

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (To Kaguya) You never change. You're a very positive thinker, but you don't actually think about anything." - Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .at the end of the day, nothing makes me feel more positive than something I can get really pissed off about. [3]" - Ben Croshaw

Example Sentence (Quote)

"As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured." - George W. Bush

Example Sentence (Quote)

"He... gave thirteen forms of the cubic which have positive roots, these having already been given by Omar Kayyam." - David Eugene Smith


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