Definitions for "POSITIVE"
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.
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"
Hence: Not admitting of any doubt, condition, qualification, or discretion; not dependent on circumstances or probabilities; not speculative; compelling assent or obedience; peremptory; indisputable; decisive; as, positive instructions; positive truth; positive proof.
impossible to deny or disprove; "incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence"; "proof positive"; "an irrefutable argument"
Designating, or pertaining to, a motion or device in which the movement derived from a driver, or the grip or hold of a restraining piece, is communicated through an unyielding intermediate piece or pieces; as, a claw clutch is a positive clutch, while a friction clutch is not.
Designating, or pertaining to, a device giving a to-and-fro motion; as, a positive dobby.
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.
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 type of electric charge carried by a proton.
having a positive electric charge; "protons are positive"
charged due to an excess of protons
Keywords:  electro
Definitely laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed; -- opposed to implied; as, a positive declaration or promise.
formally laid down or imposed; "positive laws"
of or relating to positivism; "positivist thinkers"; "positivist doctrine"; "positive philosophy"
outcome a result or conclusion that supports human rights values; an overall message in accord with the view that it is important to strive to be a decent human being
Keywords:  voltaic, electrolytic, plate, cell
The positive plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.
That which is capable of being affirmed; reality.
characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Having the power of direct action or influence; as, a positive voice in legislation.
The terminal of a source of electrical energy as a cell, battery or generator from which the current flows. Generally marked "Pos." or It+."
A terminal or electrode which has a shortage of electrons.
Designating a method of steering or turning in which the steering wheels move so that they describe concentric arcs in making a turn, to insure freedom from side slip or harmful resistance.
refer to concentric
interference When the occurrence of one crossover reduces the probability that a second will occur in the same region .
granting what has been desired or requested; "a favorable reply"; "a positive answer"
Keywords:  poles, see
The part of a resistance exercise when the exerciser lifts the weight by pushing or pulling.
Keywords:  zero, greater, numbers
greater than zero; "positive numbers"
involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor"
Describing a tissue sample in which cancer cells are found.
Shapes or spaces that are or represent solid objects.
Keywords:  something, good, effect
an effect that is certain to be good for something
Keywords:  degree, form
The positive degree or form.
Keywords:  degree, see