positive

phonetic symbol: / pázətɪv / 

positive - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

[ noun ]
■ the primary form of an adjective or adverb
■ denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
positive degree

[ adjective satellite ]
■ involving advantage or good
e.g.)
・a plus (or positive) factor
plus

[ adjective satellite ]
■ persuaded of
■ very sure
e.g.)
・I am positive he is lying
confident , convinced

[ adjective satellite ]
■ marked by excessive confidence
e.g.)
・the less he knows the more positive he gets
cocksure , overconfident

[ adjective satellite ]
■ having a positive charge
e.g.)
・protons are positive
electropositive , positively charged

[ adjective satellite ]
■ impossible to deny or disprove
e.g.)
・proof positive
incontrovertible , irrefutable

[ adjective satellite ]
■ formally laid down or imposed
e.g.)
・positive laws
prescribed

[ adjective ]
■ characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
e.g.)
・a positive attitude
・the reviews were all positive
・a positive benefit
・a positive demand

[ adjective satellite ]
■ greater than zero
e.g.)
・positive numbers

[ adjective ]
■ reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion
e.g.)
・positive increase in graduating students

[ adjective ]
■ indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
e.g.)
・a positive pregnancy test
confirming

[ adjective ]
■ of or relating to positivism
e.g.)
・positive philosophy
positivist , positivistic

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