Meaning of POSITIVE in English

POSITIVE

n.

Function: noun

Date: 1530

: something positive: as a (1) : the positive degree of comparison in a language (2) : a positive form of an adjective or adverb b : something of which an affirmation can be made : REALITY c : a positive photograph or a print from a negative d : a positive result (as of a test) also : a test yielding such a result

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