- 1. positive, positive degree, adjective, adverb
- usage: the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
- 2. positive, film, photographic film
- usage: a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
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- 1. positive (vs. negative) (vs. neutral), affirmative, optimistic, constructive, affirmative#1, affirmatory, constructive, optimistic, supportive
- usage: 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. convinced(predicate), positive(predicate), confident(predicate), certain(predicate) (vs. uncertain), sure (vs. unsure)
- usage: 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"
- 3. plus, positive, advantageous (vs. disadvantageous)
- usage: involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor"
- 4. positive (vs. negative), confirming, Gram-positive
- usage: indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test"
- 5. positive, prescribed, formal (vs. informal)
- usage: formally laid down or imposed; "positive laws"
- 6. incontrovertible, irrefutable, positive, undeniable (vs. deniable)
- usage: impossible to deny or disprove; "incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence"; "proof positive"; "an irrefutable argument"
- 7. positivist, positivistic, positive
- usage: of or relating to positivism; "positivist thinkers"; "positivist doctrine"; "positive philosophy"
- 8. positive (vs. negative)
- usage: 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"
- 9. positive, plus (vs. minus)
- usage: greater than zero; "positive numbers"
- 10. positive, electropositive, positively charged, charged (vs. uncharged)
- usage: having a positive charge; "protons are positive"
- 11. cocksure, overconfident, positive, confident (vs. diffident)
- usage: 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"
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