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1       adj   If you are positiveabout things, you are hopeful and confident, and think of the good aspects of a situation rather than the bad ones.  
usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about n     (Antonym: negative)    Be positive about your future and get on with living a normal life..., ...a positive frame of mind.     
  positively      adv   ADV after v  
You really must try to start thinking positively.     
2       adj   A positive fact, situation, or experience is pleasant and helpful to you in some way.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: negative)    The parting from his sister had a positive effect on John...     
      The positive in a situation is the good and pleasant aspects of it., n-sing   the N     (Antonym: negative)    Work on the positive, creating beautiful, loving and fulfilling relationships.     
3       adj   If you make a positive decision or take positive action, you do something definite in order to deal with a task or problem.  
usu ADJ n  
Having a good diet gives me a sense that I'm doing something positive and that I'm in control.     
4       adj   A positive response to something indicates agreement, approval, or encouragement.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: negative)    There's been a positive response to the UN Secretary-General's recent peace efforts.     
  positively      adv   ADV after v  
He responded positively and accepted the fee of £1000 I had offered.     
5       adj   If you are positive about something, you are completely sure about it.  
v-link ADJ  
I'm as positive as I can be about it..., `She's never late. You sure she said eight?'—`Positive.'     
6       adj   Positive evidence gives definite proof of the truth or identity of something.  
ADJ n   (=conclusive)  
There was no positive evidence that any birth defects had arisen as a result of Vitamin A intake.     
  positively      adv   ADV with v  
He has positively identified the body as that of his wife.     
7       adj   If a medical or scientific test is positive, it shows that something has happened or is present.,   (Antonym: negative)    If the test is positive, a course of antibiotics may be prescribed..., He was stripped of his Olympic Hundred Metres gold medal after testing positive for steroids.     
    HIV positive  
    HIV  
8       adj   A positive number is greater than zero.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: negative)    It's really a simple numbers game with negative and positive numbers.     
9       adj   If something has a positive electrical charge, it has the same charge as a proton and the opposite charge to an electron.     (TECHNICAL)   usu ADJ n     (Antonym: negative)   


false positive        ( false positives    plural  ) A false positive is a mistaken result of a scientific test. For example, if the result of a pregnancy test is a false positive, it indicates that a woman is pregnant when she is not.      n-count   oft N n  
...a high rate of false positive results.     
positive discrimination     
Positive discrimination means making sure that people such as women, members of smaller racial groups, and disabled people get a fair share of the opportunities available.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, use affirmative action     
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exp.
finalize smth. successfully / in a positive manner
E.g.: The negotiations were tough, but they ended on a high note
exp.
positive outburst of emotion; the final word in a string of lyrics by Michael Jackson.
exp.
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after dark...it gave me the chills."
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
n.
a detail-oriented document clearly outlining the objectives of the project like technical , terms and financial aspects of the software project .These software proposals helps the Business Professionals to automate routine tasks.
[Comp.]
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
n.
an aspect of something that is very impressive or exciting
often used for houses: the wow factor is its high-tech kitchen
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