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Definition of positive noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    positive

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpɑzət̮ɪv//
     
     
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    good quality
  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a good or useful quality or aspect Take your weaknesses and translate them into positives. To manage your way out of recession, accentuate the positive.
  2. in photography
  3. 2[countable] (technology) a developed film showing light and dark areas and colors as they actually were, especially one printed from a negative
  4. result of test
  5. 3[countable] the result of a test or an experiment that shows that a substance or condition is present opposite negative
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: positive