Having a real position, existence, or energy; existing in fact; real; actual; -- opposed to negative.
Corresponding with the original in respect to the position of lights and shades, instead of having the lights and shades reversed; as, a positive picture.
Hence, basic; metallic; not acid; -- opposed to negative, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals.
A picture in which the lights and shades correspond in position with those of the original, instead of being reversed, as in a negative.
indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test"
usually refers to a test result. If you have a positive TB skin test reaction, you probably have TB infection.
the term used to describe a test result which shows the presence of the substance or material for which the test was carried out; for example, a positive bone scan would show signs of bone metastases
The presence of a specific disease or condition for which the test is being done. When breast cancer tests come back, â€œpositiveâ€ it means there is cancer.
Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute; -- opposed to relative; as, the idea of beauty is not positive, but depends on the different tastes individuals.
Prescribed by express enactment or institution; settled by arbitrary appointment; said of laws.
That which settles by absolute appointment.
Fully assured; confident; certain; sometimes, overconfident; dogmatic; overbearing; -- said of persons.
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"
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"
the type of electric charge carried by a proton.
having a positive electric charge; "protons are positive"
charged due to an excess of protons