Meaning of positive

Definition of positive

(adj) characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
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; "positive laws"
impossible to deny or disprove; "incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence"; "proof positive"; "an irrefutable argument"
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 numbers"
having a positive charge; "protons are positive"
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"
(noun) 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

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