Positive ( Latin positum : set, placed) stands for:
- in analog photography:
- Music: a small standing organ, see positive (musical instrument) or a work of an organ .
- an album by the rock band Rockhaus, see Positiv (album)
- Linguistics: the undeveloped form of the adjective , see comparison
An adjective used, is positive for:
- Colloquially: a synonym used in an evaluative way for happy , optimistic , affirmative .
- Radio traffic: for an affirmative , in order to avoid misunderstandings
- Math: for a property
- Theology: one direction in German Protestantism of the imperial era, see positive (church direction)
- Natural sciences, especially medicine: a finding that is considered evidence. The “positive” result of a cancer screening test is the detection of cancer cells in a tissue sample, the “negative” is their absence. See also positivism for the philosophy of science, which is based on this dualism.
- Physics: positive and negative charge, see electrical charge
- Positive sciences are free from a value judgment; they describe without evaluating. (Max Weber's postulate of freedom from value judgments).
- Positive law is an established expression from jurisprudence.
Wiktionary: positive - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
Wiktionary: Positive - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations