• A thing capable of being affirmed; something real or actual.
  • A favourable point or characteristic.
  • Something having a positive value in physics, such as an electric charge.
  • A degree of comparison of adjectives and adverbs.
  • An adjective or adverb in the positive degree.
  • A positive image; one that displays true colors and shades, as opposed to a negative.
  • The positive plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.
  • A positive result of a test.


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  • From Old French positif, from Latin positivus, from the past participle stem of ponere. Compare posit.

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