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Positive

Pos´i`tive
a.1.Having a real position, existence, or energy; existing in fact; real; actual; - opposed to negative.
2.Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute; - opposed to relative; as, the idea of beauty is not positive, but depends on the different tastes individuals.
3.Definitely laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed; - opposed to implied; as, a positive declaration or promise.
4.Hence: Not admitting of any doubt, condition, qualification, or discretion; not dependent on circumstances or probabilities; not speculative; compelling assent or obedience; peremptory; indisputable; decisive; as, positive instructions; positive truth; positive proof.
5.Prescribed by express enactment or institution; settled by arbitrary appointment; said of laws.
6.Fully assured; confident; certain; sometimes, overconfident; dogmatic; overbearing; - said of persons.
7.Having the power of direct action or influence; as, a positive voice in legislation.
8.(Photog.) Corresponding with the original in respect to the position of lights and shades, instead of having the lights and shades reversed; as, a positive picture.
9.(Chem.) Electro-positive.
10.(Mach. & Mech.) Designating, or pertaining to, a motion or device in which the movement derived from a driver, or the grip or hold of a restraining piece, is communicated through an unyielding intermediate piece or pieces; as, a claw clutch is a positive clutch, while a friction clutch is not.
11.(Vehicles) Designating a method of steering or turning in which the steering wheels move so that they describe concentric arcs in making a turn, to insure freedom from side slip or harmful resistance.
Positive crystals
(Opt.) a doubly refracting crystal in which the index of refraction for the extraordinary ray is greater than for the ordinary ray, and the former is refracted nearer to the axis than the latter, as quartz and ice; - opposed to negative crystal, or one in which this characteristic is reversed, as Iceland spar, tourmaline, etc.
Positive degree
(Gram.) that state of an adjective or adverb which denotes simple quality, without comparison or relation to increase or diminution; as, wise, noble.
Positive electricity
(Elec) the kind of electricity which is developed when glass is rubbed with silk, or which appears at that pole of a voltaic battery attached to the plate that is not attacked by the exciting liquid; - formerly called vitreous electricity; - opposed to negative electricity.
Positive eyepiece
See under Eyepiece.
Positive law
See Municipal law, under Law.
Positive motion
(Mach.) motion which is derived from a driver through unyielding intermediate pieces, or by direct contact, and not through elastic connections, nor by means of friction, gravity, etc.; definite motion.
Positive philosophy
See Positivism.
Positive pole
a - (Elec.) The pole of a battery or pile which yields positive or vitreous electricity; - opposed to negative pole.
b - (Magnetism) The north pole
Positive quantity
(Alg.) an affirmative quantity, or one affected by the sign plus [+].
Positive rotation
(Mech.) left-handed rotation.
Positive sign
(Math.) the sign [+] denoting plus, or more, or addition.
n.1.That which is capable of being affirmed; reality.
2.That which settles by absolute appointment.
3.(Gram.) The positive degree or form.
4.(Photog.) A picture in which the lights and shades correspond in position with those of the original, instead of being reversed, as in a negative.
5.(Elec.) The positive plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.
Noun1.positive - a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
Adj.1.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"
Antonyms:
negative - characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"
neutral - of no distinctive quality or characteristics or type
2.positive - having a positive electric charge; "protons are positive"
Synonyms: electropositive
Antonyms:
electronegative, negative - having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"
electroneutral, neutral - having no net electric charge; not electrified
3.positive - involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor"
Synonyms: plus
4.positive - indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test"
Synonyms: confirming
Antonyms:
disconfirming, negative - not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
5.positive - formally laid down or imposed; "positive laws"
Synonyms: prescribed
6.positive - impossible to deny or disprove; "incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence"; "proof positive"; "an irrefutable argument"
7.positive - of or relating to positivism; "positivist thinkers"; "positivist doctrine"; "positive philosophy"
8.positive - greater than zero; "positive numbers"
9.positive - 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"
10.positive - 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"
Synonyms: confident, convinced
11.positive - granting what has been desired or requested; "a favorable reply"; "a positive answer"
Synonyms: favorable

LAW, POSITIVE. Positive law, as used in opposition to natural law, may be considered in a threefold point of view. 1. The universal voluntary law, or those rules which are presumed to be law, by the uniform practice of nations in general, and by the manifest utility of the rules themselves. 2. The customary law, or that which, from motives of convenience, has, by tacit, but implied agreement, prevailed, not generally indeed among all nations, nor with so permanent a utility as to become a portion of the universal voluntary law, but enough to have acquired a prescriptive obligation among certain states so situated as to be mutually benefited by it. 1 Taunt. 241. 3. The conventional law, or that which is agreed between particular states by express treaty, a law binding on the parties among whom such treaties are in force. 1 Chit. Comm. Law, 28.

POSITIVE. Express; absolute; not doubtful. This word is frequently used in composition.
     2. A positive condition is where the thing which is the subject of it must happen; as, if I marry. It is opposed to a negative condition, which is where the thing which is the subject of it must not happen; as, if I do not marry.
     3. A positive fraud is the intentional and successful employment of any cunning, deception or artifice, to circumvent, cheat, or deceive another. 1 Story, Eq. Sec. 186; Dig. 4, 3, 1, 2; Dig. 2, 14, 7, 9. It is cited in opposition to constructive fraud. (q.v.)
     4. Positive evidence is that which, if believed, establishes the truth or falsehood of a fact in issue, and does not arise from any presumption. It is distinguished from circumstantial evidence. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3057.

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