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a. - Designating, or pertaining to, a motion or device in which the movement derived from a driver, or the grip or hold of a restraining piece, is communicated through an unyielding intermediate piece or pieces; as, a claw clutch is a positive clutch, while a friction clutch is not. 2
a. - Designating, or pertaining to, a device giving a to-and-fro motion; as, a positive dobby. 2
a. - Designating a method of steering or turning in which the steering wheels move so that they describe concentric arcs in making a turn, to insure freedom from side slip or harmful resistance. 2
a. - Having a real position, existence, or energy; existing in fact; real; actual; -- opposed to negative. 2
a. - Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute; -- opposed to relative; as, the idea of beauty is not positive, but depends on the different tastes individuals. 2
a. - Definitely laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed; -- opposed to implied; as, a positive declaration or promise. 2
a. - Hence: Not admitting of any doubt, condition, qualification, or discretion; not dependent on circumstances or probabilities; not speculative; compelling assent or obedience; peremptory; indisputable; decisive; as, positive instructions; positive truth; positive proof. 2
a. - Prescribed by express enactment or institution; settled by arbitrary appointment; said of laws. 2
a. - Fully assured; confident; certain; sometimes, overconfident; dogmatic; overbearing; -- said of persons. 2
a. - Having the power of direct action or influence; as, a positive voice in legislation. 2
a. - Corresponding with the original in respect to the position of lights and shades, instead of having the lights and shades reversed; as, a positive picture. 2
a. - Electro-positive. 2
a. - Hence, basic; metallic; not acid; -- opposed to negative, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals. 2
n. - That which is capable of being affirmed; reality. 2
n. - That which settles by absolute appointment. 2
n. - The positive degree or form. 2
n. - A picture in which the lights and shades correspond in position with those of the original, instead of being reversed, as in a negative. 2
n. - The positive plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell. 2

The word "positive" uses 8 letters: E I I O P S T V.

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