Definitions for positive
ˈpɒz ɪ tɪvpos·i·tive
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word positive.
positive, positive degreenoun
the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
"a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
convinced(p), positive(p), confident(p)adjective
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"
involving advantage or good
"a plus (or positive) factor"
indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
"a positive pregnancy test"
formally laid down or imposed
incontrovertible, irrefutable, positiveadjective
impossible to deny or disprove
"incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence"; "proof positive"; "an irrefutable argument"
positivist, positivistic, positiveadjective
of or relating to positivism
"positivist thinkers"; "positivist doctrine"; "positive philosophy"
reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion
"positive increase in graduating students"
greater than zero
positive, electropositive, positively chargedadjective
having a positive charge
"protons are positive"
cocksure, overconfident, positiveadjective
marked by excessive confidence
"an arrogant and cocksure materialist"; "so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen"; "the less he knows the more positive he gets"
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 a negative.
Formally laid down.
Stated definitively and without qualification.
Fully assured in opinion.
Of number, greater than zero.
Characterized by constructiveness or influence for the better.
Actual, real, concrete, not theoretical or speculative.
Having more protons than electrons.
Describing the primary sense of an adjective or adverb; not comparative or superlative.
Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute.
Characterized by the existence or presence of distinguishing qualities or features, rather than by their absence.
Characterized by the presence of features which support a hypothesis.
Of a visual image, true to the original in light, shade and colour values.
Favorable, desirable by those interested or invested in that which is being judged.
Wholly what is expressed; colloquially downright, entire, outright.
Good, desirable, healthful; (often precedes 'energy', 'thought', 'feeling' or 'emotion').
Etymology: From Old (and modern) positif, or positivus, from the past participle stem of ponere. Compare posit.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: positivus, Lat. positif, Fr.
The power or blossom is a positive good, although the remove of it, to give place to the fruit, be a comparative good. Francis Bacon.
Hardness carries somewhat more of positive in it than impenetrability, which is negative; and is perhaps more a consequence of solidity, than solidity itself. John Locke.
Whatsoever doth or can exist, or be considered as one thing, is positive; and so not only simple ideas and substances, but modes also are positive beings, though the parts, of which they consist, are very often relative one to another. John Locke.
As for positive words, that he would not bear arms against king Edward’s son; though the words seem calm, yet it was a plain and direct over-ruling of the king’s title. Francis Bacon.
I am sometimes doubting, when I might be positive, and sometimes confident out of season. Thomas Rymer.
Some positive persisting fops we know,
That, if once wrong, will needs be always so;
But you, with pleasure own your errors past,
And make each day a critick on the last. Alexander Pope.
In laws, that which is natural, bindeth universally, that which is positive, not so. Richard Hooker.
Although no laws but positive be mutable, yet all are not mutable which be positive; positive laws are either permanent or else changeable, according as the matter itself is, concerning which they were made. Richard Hooker.
Laws are but positive; love’s pow’r we see,
Is nature’s sanction, and her first decree. Dryden.
Not to consent to the enacting of such a law, which has no view besides the general good, unless another law shall at the same time pass, with no other view but that of advancing the power of one party alone; what is this but to claim a positive voice, as well as a negative. Jonathan Swift.
having a real position, existence, or energy; existing in fact; real; actual; -- opposed to negative
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
definitely laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed; -- opposed to implied; as, a positive declaration or promise
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
prescribed by express enactment or institution; settled by arbitrary appointment; said of laws
fully assured; confident; certain; sometimes, overconfident; dogmatic; overbearing; -- said of persons
having the power of direct action or influence; as, a positive voice in legislation
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
hence, basic; metallic; not acid; -- opposed to negative, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals
that which is capable of being affirmed; reality
that which settles by absolute appointment
the positive degree or form
a picture in which the lights and shades correspond in position with those of the original, instead of being reversed, as in a negative
the positive plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell
Etymology: [OE. positif, F. positif, L. positivus. See Position.]
Positive is a 2007 Hindi short film directed by Farhan Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under their Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. banner. The film starred Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani in leads roles.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
poz′i-tiv, adj. definitely placed or laid down: clearly expressed: really existing: actual: not admitting of any doubt or qualification: decisive: settled by distinct appointment: arbitrarily prescribed, laid down—opp. to Natural: too confident in opinion: fully assured: certain: (gram.) noting the simple form of an adjective—as Positive degree of comparison: (math.) greater than zero, to be added, as Positive quantity: (phot.) having the lights and shades in the picture the same as in the original, instead of being reversed: (electr.) having a relatively high potential—opp. to Negative (q.v.).—n. that which is placed or laid down: that which may be affirmed: reality: a positive picture—opp. to Negative.—adv. Pos′itively.—ns. Pos′itiveness, state or quality of being positive: certainty: confidence; Pos′itivism, actual or absolute knowledge; Pos′itivist, a believer in positivism.—Pos′itivism, Positive philosophy, the philosophical system originated by Comte (1798-1857)—its foundation the doctrine that man can have no knowledge of anything but phenomena, and that the knowledge of phenomena is relative, not absolute. [Fr.,—L. positivus, fixed by agreement—ponĕre, to place.]
An enthusiastic, nonjudgmental, truthful, motivated and loving attitude, behavior, feeling, sense, understanding and knowing for life and experience.
My sister is so positive, she is such a joy to be with.
Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019
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Rank popularity for the word 'positive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1265
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Rank popularity for the word 'positive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1175
Rank popularity for the word 'positive' in Adjectives Frequency: #149
The numerical value of positive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of positive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
We are moving past the weakest period for energy-related capex ... which should be a positive development for the manufacturing sector.
These acknowledgments are made in the hopes of making a positive difference to Mr. Grimm and to the everyday lives of our children who rely upon us to protect them compassionately and in ways that more perfectly respect the dignity of every person.
There are many positive things to talk about from during that time, so that's what we do. It's fairly simple.
Once again part of the liberal media, this time Vanity Fair, has written a story riddled with unnamed sources and false assertions, as a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Mrs. Trump, rather than focus on her positive work as First Lady and as a supportive wife and mother.
Hedge funds broadly managed the year up to March really well - certainly much better than 2008 as a comparison - and they have ended in positive territory.
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- إيجابي, موجب, صورة موجبة, ايجابيArabic
- positiuCatalan, Valencian
- pozitiv, pozitivní, kladnýCzech
- Positivfilm, positivGerman
- positivo, supuestoSpanish
- luottavainen, myönteinen, varsinainen, todellinen, asia, hyvä puoli, positiivinen suure, etu, perusasteinen, positiivi, tosiasia, positiivinen luku, perusaste, kokonainen, positiivinen, varma, absoluuttinen, perusmuotoinenFinnish
- positif, strictement positifFrench
- deimhinnScottish Gaelic
- 明確な, ポジフィルム, ポジティブ, 正Japanese
- ភាពវិជ្ជមាន, ជាវិជ្ជមានKhmer
- 확실한, 양Korean
- positive, positivusLatin
- positief, stellende trap, HIV positiefDutch
- pozitiv grad, pozitiv, pozitiv film, HIV pozitivRomanian
- положительная степень, положительный, позитивный, позитивRussian
- olumlu, pozitif, eminTurkish
- tích cựcVietnamese
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