The primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution.
synonym: positive degree.
Dutch: stellende trap
Polish: stopień równy
A film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject.
Characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc..
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 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
Persuaded of; very sure:
— I am positive he is lying.
Involving advantage or good:
— A plus (or positive) factor.
Indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen:
— A positive pregnancy test.
Polish: dodatni, plusowy, pozytywny
Formally laid down or imposed:
— Positive laws.
Impossible to deny or disprove:
— Proof positive.
Polish: święty, niepodważalny, niezbity
Of or relating to positivism:
— Positive philosophy.
Reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion.
Greater than zero.
Having a positive charge:
— Protons are positive.
Marked by excessive confidence:
— The less he knows the more positive he gets.
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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