Positive definition, explicitly stated, stipulated, or expressed: a positive acceptance of the agreement. What does the eggplant emoji really mean? See more synonyms positive singles sign in Thesaurus.
He is positive that he will win the contest. The less he knows, the more positive he gets. Light is positive, darkness negative. Her urine was positive for opiates. She tested positive for lupus. Sense of “absolute” is from mid-15c. Meaning in philosophy of “dealing only with facts” is from 1590s.
Psychological sense of “concentrating on what is constructive and good” is recorded from 1916. Characterized by or displaying certainty, acceptance, or affirmation. Indicating the presence of a particular disease, condition, or organism. Indicating or characterized by response or motion toward the source of a stimulus, such as light.