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- adv. In a positive manner.
- adv. With certainty.
- adv. Very.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a positive manner; absolutely; really; expressly; with certainty; indubitably; peremptorily; dogmatically; -- opposed to negatively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a positive manner.
- Absolutely; by itself; independently of anything else; not comparatively.
- Not negatively; really; in its own nature; directly; inherently: thus, a thing is positively good when it produces happiness by its own qualities or operation: it is negatively good when it prevents an evil or does not produce it.
- Certainly; indubitably; decidedly.
- Directly; explicitly: as, the witness testified positively to the fact.
- Peremptorily; in positive terms; expressly.
- With full confidence or assurance: as, I cannot speak positively in regard to the fact.
- By positive electricity: as, positively electrified. See electricity.
- In mech., depending only on that which cannot fail without breaking; not depending on springs or gravity. See positive motion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. so as to be positive; in a positive manner
- adv. extremely
positive + -ly (Wiktionary)