English adjective: positive
|1.||positive characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.|
|Samples||A positive attitude.|
The reviews were all positive.
A positive benefit.
A positive demand.
|Similar||affirmative, constructive, optimistic|
|See also||affirmative, affirmatory, constructive, optimistic, supportive|
|2.||positive persuaded of; very sure|
|Samples||Were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join.|
I am positive he is lying.
Was confident he would win.
|Antonyms||incertain, uncertain, unsure|
|3.||positive involving advantage or good|
|Samples||A plus (or positive) factor.|
|4.||positive indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen|
|Samples||A positive pregnancy test.|
|Domain category||medical specialty, medicine|
|5.||positive formally laid down or imposed|
|6.||positive impossible to deny or disprove|
|Samples||Incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence.|
An irrefutable argument.
|7.||positive of or relating to positivism|
|8.||positive reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion|
|Samples||Positive increase in graduating students.|
|9.||positive greater than zero|
|Domain category||math, mathematics, maths|
|10.||positive having a positive charge|
|Samples||Protons are positive.|
|Synonyms||electropositive, positively charged|
|11.||positive marked by excessive confidence|
|Samples||An arrogant and cocksure materialist.|
So overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen.
The less he knows the more positive he gets.
|Antonyms||shy, unsure, diffident, timid|
English noun: positive
|1.||positive (communication) the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution|
|Broader (hypernym)||adjective, adverb|
|2.||positive (artifact) a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject|
|Broader (hypernym)||film, photographic film|
|Part meronym||lantern slide, slide|