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In a positive manner; absolutely; really; expressly; with certainty; indubitably; peremptorily; dogmatically; opposed to negatively. Good and evil which is removed may be esteemed good or evil comparatively, and positively simply. (bacon) Give me some breath, some little pause, my lord, Before I positively speak herein. (Shak) I would ask . . . Whether . . . The divine law does not positively require humility and meekness.

(Science: physics) (sprat) Positively charged or electrified, having a charge of positive electricity; opposed to negatively electrified.