Definition of positive

  1. positive Adjective Definitively laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed, precise, emphatic.
  2. positive Adjective Fully assured, confident; certain.
  3. positive Adjective Overconfident, dogmatic.
  4. positive Adjective Describing the primary sense of an adjective or adverb; not comparative or superlative.
  5. positive Adjective Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute.
  6. positive Adjective Wholly what is expressed; "colloquially" downright, entire, outright.
  7. positive Adjective Characterized by the existence or presence of qualities or features, rather than by their absence.
  8. positive Adjective Characterized by the presence of features which support a hypothesis.
  9. positive Adjective Characterized by affirmation, constructiveness, or influence for the better; favourable.
  10. positive Adjective Actual, real, concrete.
  11. positive Adjective Of a visual image, true to the original in light, shade and colour values.
  12. positive Adjective Having more protons than electrons.
  13. positive Adjective Of number, greater than zero.
  14. positive Adjective HIV positive.
  15. positive Noun A thing capable of being affirmed; something real or actual.
  16. positive Noun A favourable point or characteristic.
  17. positive Noun Something having a "positive" value in physics, such as an electric charge.
  18. positive Noun An adjective or adverb in the "positive" degree.
  19. positive Noun A "positive" image; one that displays true colors and shades, as opposed to a negative.
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