Adjective Definition

positive

1.Definition: 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.Definition: formally laid down or imposed

"Positive laws"

Related Adjective(s):prescribed


3.Definition: greater than zero

"Positive numbers"


4.Definition: having a positive charge

"Protons are positive"

Related Adjective(s):electropositive


5.Definition: impossible to deny or disprove

"Proof positive"

Related Adjective(s):incontrovertible, irrefutable


6.Definition: indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen

"A positive pregnancy test"

Related Adjective(s):confirming


7.Definition: involving advantage or good

"A plus (or positive) factor"

Related Adjective(s):plus


8.Definition: marked by excessive confidence

"The less he knows the more positive he gets"

Related Adjective(s):cocksure, overconfident


9.Definition: of or relating to positivism

"Positive philosophy"

Related Adjective(s):positivist, positivistic


10.Definition: persuaded of; very sure

"I am positive he is lying"

Related Adjective(s):confident, convinced


11.Definition: 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"




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