HyperDic: positive

English > 13 senses of the word positive:
ADJECTIVEallpositivecharacterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
allpositive, convinced, confidentpersuaded of
allpositive, plusinvolving advantage or good
allpositive, confirmingindicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
allpositive, prescribedformally laid down or imposed
allpositive, incontrovertible, irrefutableimpossible to deny or disprove
pertpositive, positivist, positivisticof or relating to positivism
allpositivereckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase / increase / increase / increase or progress or onward motion
allpositivegreater than zero
allpositive, electropositive, positively chargedhaving a positive charge
allpositive, cocksure, overconfidentmarked by excessive confidence
NOUNcommunicationpositive, positive degreethe primary form of an adjective or adverb
artifactpositivea film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
positive > pronunciation
Soundspaa'zahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc..
Examples
  • "a positive attitude"
  • "the reviews were all positive"
  • "a positive benefit"
  • "a positive demand"
Attribute ofqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Narroweraffirmative, optimisticExpecting the best
constructiveemphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
See alsoaffirmative, affirmatoryaffirming or giving assent
constructiveConstructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
optimisticExpecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
supportiveFurnishing support or assistance
OppositenegativeCharacterized by or displaying negation or denial / denial or opposition or resistance
neutralPossessing no distinctive / distinctive quality or characteristics / characteristics
Spanishpositivo, útil
Catalanpositiu, útil
Nounspositivity, positivenessa quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
Adverbspositivelyso as to be positive
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpersuaded of; very sure.
Example "I am positive he is lying"
Synonymsconvinced, confident
Broadercertain, sureHaving or feeling no doubt or uncertainty
Spanishconvencido
Catalanconvençut
Adverbspositivelyextremely
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 3
MeaningInvolving advantage or good.
Example"a plus (or positive) factor"
Synonymplus
Broaderadvantageous, favorable, favourableGiving an advantage
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 4
MeaningIndicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen.
Example"a positive pregnancy test"
Synonymconfirming
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
NarrowerGram-positive(of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method
Oppositenegative, disconfirmingnot indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 5
Meaningformally laid down or imposed.
Example"positive laws"
Synonymprescribed
BroaderformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
Spanishdefinitivo, prescrito
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 6
Meaningimpossible to deny or disprove.
Example "proof positive"
Synonymsincontrovertible, irrefutable
Broaderundeniablenot possible to deny
Spanishincontestable, incontrovertible, incuestionable, indubitable, indudable, innegable, irrefutable
Catalanfefaent, incontrovertible, indiscutible, indubtable, innegable, inqüestionable, irrebatible, irrefutable
Nounspositivitythe quality of being undeniable and not worth arguing about
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 7, pert
MeaningOf or relating to positivism.
Example "positive philosophy"
Synonymspositivist, positivistic
Spanishpositiva, positivista
Catalanpositivista
Nounspositivenessa quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
positivismthe form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 8
Meaningreckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase / increase / increase / increase or progress or onward motion.
Example"positive increase in graduating students"
Oppositenegativereckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 9
MeaningGreater than zero.
Example"positive numbers"
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
BroaderplusOn the positive side or higher end of a scale
Spanishpositivo
Nounspositivityan amount greater than zero
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 10
MeaningHaving a positive charge.
Example"protons are positive"
Synonymselectropositive, positively charged
BroaderchargedOf a particle or body or system
English > positive: 13 senses > adjective 11
Meaningmarked by excessive confidence.
Example "the less he knows the more positive he gets"
Synonymscocksure, overconfident
BroaderconfidentHaving or marked by confidence or assurance
Spanishaltivo, arrogante, atrevido, engreído, petulante, presuntuoso
Catalanaltiu, arrogant, atrevit, cregut, immodest, petulant, presumptuós
Nounspositivenessa quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
English > positive: 13 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution.
Synonympositive degree
BroaderadjectiveA word that expresses an attribute of something
adverbA word that modifies something other than a noun
Spanishpositivo
English > positive: 13 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject.
Part ofslide, lantern slideA transparency mounted in a frame
Broaderfilm, photographic filmphotographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion
Spanishpositivo
Catalanpositiu

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