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positive

noun

1 positive

The primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution.

synonym: positive degree.

Roget 556: painting; depicting; drawing etc. v.; design; perspective, sciagraphy, skiagraphy; chiaroscuro etc. (light) 420; composition; ... show more

Dutch: stellende trap
Polish: stopień równy



2 positive

A film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject.

Polish: pozytyw

adjective

1 positive

Characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc..

Roget 606: obstinate, tenacious, stubborn, obdurate, casehardened; inflexible etc. (hard) 323; balky; immovable, unshakable, not to be moved; ... show more

Roget 518: intelligible; clear, clear as day, clear as noonday; lucid; perspicuous, transpicuous; luminous, transparent.    easily understood, easy to understand, for the million, intelligible to the meanest capacity, popularized.    ... show more

Roget 481: misjudging etc. v.; ill-judging, wrong-headed; prejudiced etc. v.; jaundiced; shortsighted, purblind; partial, one-sided, superficial.    ... show more

Roget 1: existing etc. v.; existent, under the sun; in existence etc. n.; extant; afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent; ... show more

Roget 84: numeral, complementary, divisible, aliquot, reciprocal, prime, relatively prime, fractional, decimal, figurate, incommensurable.    proportional, exponential, logarithmic, ... show more

Roget 739: severe; strict, hard, harsh, dour, rigid, stiff, stern, rigorous, uncompromising, exacting, exigent, exigeant, inexorable, ... show more

Roget 82: conformable to rule; regular etc. 136; according to regulation, according to rule, according to Hoyle, according to Cocker, according to Gunter; en regle [Fr.], selon les regles [Fr.], well regulated, orderly; symmetric ... show more

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

2 positive

Persuaded of; very sure:
— I am positive he is lying.

synonyms: confident, convinced.

Roget 535: asserting etc. v.; declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant [Fr.]; positive; certain etc. 474; express, ... show more

Roget 484: believing etc. v.; certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure, satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure.    ... show more

3 positive

Involving advantage or good:
— A plus (or positive) factor.

synonym: plus.

Polish: dodatni

4 positive

Indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen:
— A positive pregnancy test.

synonym: confirming.

Polish: dodatni, plusowy, pozytywny

5 positive

Formally laid down or imposed:
— Positive laws.

synonym: prescribed.

6 positive

Impossible to deny or disprove:
— Proof positive.

synonyms: incontrovertible, irrefutable.

Roget 474: certain, sure, assured etc. v.; solid, well-founded.    unqualified, absolute, positive, determinate, definite, clear, ... show more

Polish: święty, niepodważalny, niezbity

7 positive

Of or relating to positivism:
— Positive philosophy.

synonyms: positivist, positivistic.

Dutch: positivistisch
Polish: pozytywistyczny

8 positive

Reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion.

9 positive

Greater than zero.

10 positive

Having a positive charge:
— Protons are positive.

synonyms: electropositive, positively charged.

Polish: dodatni

11 positive

Marked by excessive confidence:
— The less he knows the more positive he gets.

synonyms: cocksure, overconfident.


Moby thesaurus: Ditto copy, Photostat, Xerox, Xerox copy, absolute, accented, accentuated, accordant, actual, admitting no exception, affirmative, affirmatory, agreeable, agreeing, aidful, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot, all-out, answerable ... show more.

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