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In a positive way, in particular,
  1. In a positive way, in particular

  2. In a constructive or affirmative way
    • - the negotiations started positively, with agreement on several issues
  3. With optimism or confidence
    • - it's time I got down to thinking positively about this show
  4. With certainty; so as to leave no room for doubt
    • - experts could not positively identify the voices
  5. Used to emphasize that something is the case, even though it may seem surprising or unlikely
    • - some of the diets may be positively dangerous
  6. Used to emphasize that someone means what they are saying
    • - this is positively the last word on the matter

  1. extremely; "it was positively monumental"
  2. so as to be positive; in a positive manner; "she intended her remarks to be interpreted positively"
  3. (positive) characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
  4. (positive) the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
  5. (positive) a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
  6. (positive) convinced(p): 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"
  7. ((Gotta Be) Positive) Reparation is an album by Reggae musician Eddy Grant. The title of this album is a call for restitution for the transatlantic slave trade .
  8. (A-positive) A blood type (also called a blood group) is a classification of blood based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). ...
  9. (Positive (2008 film)) Positive is a 2008 film by V. K. Prakash starring Jayasurya, Suraj and Ananya.
  10. (Positive (electricity)) Electrical polarity (positive and negative) is present in every electrical circuit. Electrons flow from the negative pole to the positive pole. ...
  11. (Positive (film)) Positive is a 2007, Hindi short film directed by Farhan Akhtar, and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidwani under their Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. banner. The film starred Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani in leads roles Sify, News, 18 October 2007..
  12. (Positive (linguistics)) Positive is the form of an adjective or adverb on which comparative and superlative are formed with suffixes -ier, -lier, -iest, or -liest, or the forms more/less for polysyllabic adjectives/adverbs. ...
  13. (Positive) A terminal or electrode which has a shortage of electrons.
  14. (Positive) A reproduction which is exactly like the original.
  15. (Positive) usually refers to a test result. If you have a positive TB skin test reaction, you probably have latent TB infection.
  16. A positive is, obviously, the opposite of a negative – that is, it is an image which is not reversed. Positive images are made through a double negative: silver salts react to light producing a negative which, when projected onto photographic paper (more silver salts), produces a positive.
  17. (Positive) The terminal of a source of electrical energy as a cell, battery or generator from which the current flows. Generally marked "Pos." or It+."
  18. (Positive) price difference. The word “Add” and the amount are displayed next to the option name (e.g. “X-Large – Add $5.50”). When the customer adds the product to the shopping cart, the difference is added to the unit price for the product.
  19. The term positive means yes or affirmative. A biopsy positive for cancer means yes, it is cancer. A test positive for a tumor marker or a receptor means yes, the tumor marker is present or yes, the cancer has the receptor.
  20. (Positive) Film that contains an image with the same tonal values as the original; opposite of a negative.
  21. (POSITIVE) A photographic image on film in which the black values represent areas that have ink coverage, and the transparent areas are void of ink. Plate ready positives are right reading emulsion down (RRED).
  22. (POSITIVE) A term used to indicate energy of a specific type, i.e. opposite to negative. This use of the word positive does not necessarily indicate any similarity in earth energies to the behaviour of electricity or magnetism. ...
  23. (POSITIVE) Another word for slide, as is "transparency". Also, a print from a negative.
  24. (Positive (result)) The examination conclusively identified the main diagnostic feature in question, for example, "Positive for malignancy".
  25. (Positive (signature)) The positive version is used when the signature appears on a white background. It may not be inverted (modified to reverse form) for use on a dark background.