- constructive and sure, rather than skeptical.
- concerned with or based on matters of experience: positive philosophy.
- of, relating to, or characterized by positive electricity.
- indicating a point in a circuit that has a higher potential than that of another point, the current flowing from the point of higher potential to the point of lower potential.
- (of blood, affected tissue, etc.) indicating the presence of a specified medical condition or substance:Her urine was positive for opiates.
- (of a diagnostic test) indicating the presence of the medical condition or substance tested for:a positive test for tuberculosis.
- (of a person) diagnosed as having a specified medical condition, or having a specified substance in the body (often used in combination):He's HIV positive.She tested positive for lupus.
- the positive degree.
- a form in the positive, as good or smooth.
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Example sentences from the Web for positiveness
Flanders stated the fact without any degree of positiveness as he rubbed three fingers cautiously down his cheek.Leerie|Ruth Sawyer
The positiveness of their beliefs was a special source of wonder to him.
"Oh, I can think of a dozen things worse," he rejoined with some positiveness.Kennedy Square|F. Hopkinson Smith
It is well to avoid discursiveness, over-use of parentheses, and positiveness of statement.Talks on Talking|Grenville Kleiser
He teaches with a positiveness and an assurance which grip pupils.Principles of Teaching|Adam S. Bennion
British Dictionary definitions for positiveness
- constructive rather than sceptical
- (of a concept) denoting the presence rather than the absence of some property
- having a value greater than zeroa positive number
- designating, consisting of, or graduated in one or more quantities greater than zeropositive direction
- measured in a direction opposite to that regarded as negative
- having the same magnitude as but opposite sense to an equivalent negative quantity
- (of an electric charge) having an opposite polarity to the charge of an electron and the same polarity as the charge of a proton
- (of a body, system, ion, etc) having a positive electric charge; having a deficiency of electronsa positive ion
- (of a point in an electric circuit) having a higher electric potential than some other point with an assigned zero potential