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adjective positive pronunciation in British English /ˈpɒzətɪv/
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  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 make money 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 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
    School was a totally positive experience for me.
    The positive aspects of parenthood are rarely written about.
    a positive result/outcome: An initiative to help homeless people is showing positive results.
    1. a.
      used about someone or something that encourages positive behaviour, 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 thing 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 drugs.

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