Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being positive (in all senses); positivism
  • n. The result of being positive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Positiveness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Positiveness in any sense.
  • n. The degree of exactness reached in the scientific determination of phenomena.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the character of the positive electric pole
  • n. the quality of being undeniable and not worth arguing about
  • n. the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
  • n. an amount greater than zero
  • n. a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness

Etymologies

From positive +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maybe the positivity is starting to sink in already.

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  • While a third round of quantitative easing could arguably justify some short-term positivity -- especially given the rally after its second iteration -- implied earnings growth in the market suggest bears are in control.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Founder editor Rob Kall has a 30 year background in biofeedback and self regulation and over 15 years in what he has called positivity and what the American Psychological Association calls Positive Psychology.

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  • That, at least, is the implication of some recent research on what's called the "positivity bias."

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  • While participants read the words in silence, scientists recorded brain potentials associated to events (ERPs), which showed three main effects-the first one is that, over the 150 ms window, identical strings and strings including visually similar numbers, compared to control strings, caused a reduction in positivity, that is, in the ease of recognition.

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  • The first one is that, over the 150 ms window, identical strings and strings including visually similar numbers, compared to control strings, caused a reduction in positivity, that is, in the ease of recognition.

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  • The actors are uglier, and they swear more, but I still maintain that the Milch-speak of NYPD was more creative, and the 11-year redemption of Andy Sipowicz is a glorious affirmation of hope and positivity which is actually more “realistic” than the acceptance of despair in The Wire, The Shield, and other “gritty, realistic” TV dramas.

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  • If we Nigerians dare to have this same kind of positivity-we too, can have change we can believe in. rethots

    But they said they would not let him....

  • Talking to folks there, before and after the event, there seemed to be a genuine feeling of "positivity" and hope with the campaign.

    New York Times: Edwards Campaign "Joyless"

  • Is it possible that the Progressive cross-sector against impeachment and for "positivity" influences the House\'s refusal to impeach?

    A Positive Agenda: Healthy or Unhealthy for the Progressive Cause?

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