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positive

positive(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (good)
a. positivo
The treatment has had a positive effect on patients.El tratamiento ha tenido un efecto positivo en los pacientes.
2. (affirmative)
a. positivo
The pregnancy test was positive.La prueba de embarazo fue positiva.
3. (optimistic)
a. positivo
My mom is the most positive person I know.Mi mamá es la persona más positiva que conozco.
4. (sure)
a. seguro
Are you positive about the result of the elections?¿Estás seguro del resultado de las elecciones?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(absolute)
a. verdadero
Talking to you is a positive pleasure.Hablar contigo es un verdadero placer.
6. (electronics)
a. positivo
I didn't place the battery with the positive terminal on the right side.No puse la batería con el polo positivo en el lado correcto.
7. (maths)
a. positivo
The number +5 is a positive integer.El número +5 es un número entero positivo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
8. (benefit)
a. el aspecto positivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The positives outweigh the negatives.Los aspectos positivos son más que los negativos.
b. la ventaja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Let's not forget about the positives of social media.No olvidemos las ventajas de las redes sociales.
9. (photography)
a. el positivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We developed positives to watch them in the projector.Revelamos positivos para verlos en el proyector.
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positive
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (medicine)
a.
the test was positivela prueba ha dado positivo
on the positive sidecomo aspecto positivo
2. (constructive; person, philosophy)
a. positivo(a)
positive discriminationdiscriminación positiva
positive thinkingactitud positiva
3. (certain)
a. completamente) seguro(a
to be positive about somethingestar completamente seguro(a) de algo
4. (for emphasis)
a.
it's a positive disgracees una verdadera vergüenza
5. (mathematics and electronics)
a. positivo(a)
positive [ˈpɒzɪtɪv]
adjective
1 (sure, certain) seguro
you don't sound very positive no pareces estar muy seguro; "are you sure?" — "yes, positive" —¿estás seguro? —segurísimo or —no me cabe la menor duda
he's positive about it está seguro de ello
we have positive proof that ... tenemos pruebas concluyentes de que ...
2 (affirmative, constructive) [+attitude, view, influence] positivo; [+criticism] constructivo; [+person] que tiene una actitud positiva
she's a positive sort of person es una persona que tiene una actitud positiva
It was a blow for her losing her seat but Lynda is a very positive forward-looking person
I think this news is a positive sign creo que esta noticia es prometedora; she made a very positive impression with us nos causó muy buena impresión
I was feeling very positive about working with Sarah this year there are some positive results at last
to take positive action tomar medidas firmes
positive discrimination discriminación (f) positiva
on the positive side en el lado positivo
Rachel cried frequently in class and was not adapting to the pre-readiness program. On the positive side,the teacher stated, Rachel seemed bright, was liked by her peers, and did beautiful art work Of those 11 economic indicators, only four rose, while six fell and one was flat - On the positive side, stock prices were higher
positive vetting investigación (f) de antecedentes
3 (real) [+disgrace, disadvantage] verdadero; auténtico
he's a positive nuisance es un verdadero or auténtico pelmazo (informal)
It is in this arena that Jackie's bulky muscles and towering height are a positive disadvantage, making the 800m her worst event
4 (Electricity and Electronics) (Fot) (Ling) positivo; (Med) [+result] positivo; (Mat) [+number] positivo
positive cash flow flujo (m) positivo de caja
noun
(plus point) aspecto (m) positivo; (Fot) positivo (m); (Mat) número (m) positivo; valor (m) positivo
the positives outweigh the negatives los aspectos positivos tienen más peso que or superan a los negativos
at Thanksgiving, you think about the positives, and it really is comforting
to give a false positive (Med) dar un resultado positivo falso
pregnancy tests, which can give false positives indicate she is pregnant when she is not Today's tests are so sensitive that they often produce what is known as a `false positive"
adverb
to test positive dar positivo
you have to think positive hay que ser positivo
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