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Adjective
/ˈpäzətiv/,/ˈpäztiv/,
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Consisting in or characterized by the presence or possession of features or qualities rather than their absence,
  1. Consisting in or characterized by the presence or possession of features or qualities rather than their absence

  2. (of a statement or decision) Expressing or implying affirmation, agreement, or permission
    • - the company received a positive response from investors
  3. (of the results of a test or experiment) Indicating the presence of something
    • - three players who had tested positive for cocaine use
  4. Constructive in intention or attitude
    • - there needs to be a positive approach to youthful offenders
  5. Showing optimism and confidence
    • - I hope you will be feeling very positive about your chances of success
  6. Showing pleasing progress, gain, or improvement
    • - the election result will have a positive effect because it will restore people's confidence
  7. With no possibility of doubt; clear and definite
    • - he made a positive identification of a glossy ibis
  8. Convinced or confident in one's opinion; certain
    • - “You are sure it was the same man?” “Positive!”
    • - I am positive that he is not coming back
  9. Downright; complete (used for emphasis)
    • - it's a positive delight to see you
  10. Of, containing, producing, or denoting an electric charge opposite to that carried by electrons

  11. (of a photographic image) Showing lights and shades or colors true to the original

  12. (of an adjective or adverb) Expressing a quality in its basic, primary degree

  13. Dealing only with matters of fact and experience; not speculative or theoretical

  14. (of a quantity) Greater than zero

  15. Of, relating to, or denoting any of the air or fire signs, considered active in nature

Noun
  1. A good, affirmative, or constructive quality or attribute
    • - take your weaknesses and translate them into positives
    • - to manage your way out of recession, accentuate the positive
  2. A photographic image showing lights and shades or colors true to the original, esp. one printed from a negative

  3. A result of a test or experiment indicating the presence of something
    • - let us look at the distribution of those positives
  4. The part of an electric circuit that is at a higher electrical potential than another point designated as having zero electrical potential

  5. An adjective or adverb in the positive degree

  6. A number greater than zero


  1. characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
  2. the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
  3. a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
  4. convinced(p): persuaded of; very sure; "were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join"; "I am positive he is lying"; "was confident he would win"
  5. plus: involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor"
  6. indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test"
  7. Positive is a 2008 film by V. K. Prakash starring Jayasurya, Suraj and Ananya.
  8. Electrical polarity (positive and negative) is present in every electrical circuit. Electrons flow from the negative pole to the positive pole. In a direct current (DC) circuit, one pole is always negative, the other pole is always positive and the electrons flow in one direction only. ...
  9. Positive is a 2007, Hindi short film directed by Farhan Akhtar, and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidwani under their Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. banner. The film starred Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani in leads roles Sify, News, 18 October 2007..
  10. Positive is the form of an adjective or adverb on which comparative and superlative are formed with suffixes -ier, -lier, -iest, or -liest, or the forms more/less for polysyllabic adjectives/adverbs. ...
  11. Being negative or non-negative is a property of a number which is real, or a member of a subset of real numbers such as rational and integer numbers. A negative number is one that is less than zero, such as −, −1.414, −1. A positive number (e.g. ...
  12. A positive is a film or paper record of a scene that represents the color and luminance of objects in that scene with the same colors and luminances (as near as the medium will allow). ...
  13. A thing capable of being affirmed; something real or actual; A favourable point or characteristic; Something having a positive value in physics, such as an electric charge; An adjective or adverb in the positive degree; A positive image; one that displays true colors and shades, as opposed to ...
  14. (POSITIVELY) support their clients to achieve personal and business success by offering a friendly, caring and professional services
  15. (Positively) all fly lines sold today are re-dyed Air Cell Supreme lines.  I learned from diligent Internet research that SA manufactured approximately seventeen thousand trillion of these lines back in the 60s, and had them secreted around the globe in secure warehouses for future use. ...
  16. (positives) negative opposites, such as always, everybody, everywhere, etc.
  17. (27. Positivity) You are generous with praise, quick to smile, and always on the lookout for the positive in the situation. Some call you lighthearted. Others just wish that their glass were as full as yours seems to be. But either way, people want to be around you. ...
  18. (Positivity) An energetic force that creates patterns to which one merges (usually through meditation). Associated with the "Bright One(s)".
  19. (positivity) (The Order of Things, p.348)
  20. (positivity) jargon word that arose in black pop of the '70s to designate what Bad Brains later dubbed PMA, for positive mental attitude; the usual combination of optimism and will
  21. Positivity is an expression of enthusiasm, optimism, good cheer, acceptance, tolerance and love. Most things have elements of both good and bad, people have strengths and weaknesses, there are pros and cons to every decision or change - positivity is a general focus on the good aspects. ...
  22. Shapes or spaces that are or represent solid objects.
  23. Film that contains an image with the same tonal values as the original; opposite of a negative.
  24. A developed image of photo-plotted file, where the areas selectively exposed by the photo plotter appear black and unexposed areas are clear. For outer-layers, color will indicate copper. Positive inner-layers will have clear areas to indicate copper.
  25. A photographic image which appears as the original image, as opposed to a negative which reverses the black and white.