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adjective positive pronunciation in American English /ˈpɑzətɪv/
  1. 1
    [never before noun] completely certain
    positive (that):

    Are you positive that there's been no mistake?

    positive about/of:

    We'd met before – I was positive about that.

    We'll earn from this deal – I'm positive of that.

  2. 2
    believing that good things will happen or that a situation will get better

    a positive attitude

    Try to think positive thoughts.

    positive about:

    You have every reason to be positive about the future.

  3. 3
    showing agreement or approval

    The experiment is working well and the feedback is very positive.

    We couldn't be sure if her reaction would be positive.

  4. 4
    a positive experience, situation, result, etc. is a good one

    The positive aspects of parenthood far outweigh the negative ones.

    School was a totally positive experience for me.

    a positive result/outcome:

    An initiative to help homeless people is showing positive results.

    1. a.
      used about someone or something that encourages positive behavior, attitudes, etc.

      a positive role model

      Students learn better in this positive environment.

  5. 5
    informal used for emphasizing how true, important, etc. something is

    The whole party was a positive embarrassment.

  6. 7
    showing that a situation is likely to improve

    The indications are positive that this year's festival will be a success.

  7. 8
    a positive result in a medical test means that the person has the disease or condition that was tested for

    a positive diagnosis

    test positive (for something):

    The runner was suspended for two years after he tested positive for steroids.

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