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noun, plural positivities.
the state or character of being positive : a positivity that accepts the world as it is.
explicitly stated, stipulated, or expressed:
a positive acceptance of the agreement.
admitting of no question:
stated; express; emphatic:
a positive denial.
confident in opinion or assertion; fully assured:
He is positive that he will win the contest.
overconfident or dogmatic:
The less he knows, the more positive he gets.
without relation to or comparison with other things; not relative or comparative; absolute.
Informal. downright; out-and-out:
She's a positive genius.
a positive quality or characteristic.
a positive quantity or symbol.
the positive degree.
a form in the positive, as good or smooth.
Photography. a positive image, as on a print or transparency.