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Pronunciation: poz'i-tiv


  1. Affirmative; definite; not negative.
  2. Denoting a response, the occurrence of a reaction, or the existence of the entity or condition in question.
  3. Having a value greater than 0.

[L. positivus, settled by arbitrary agreement, fr. pono, pp. positus, to set, place]

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