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.

<physics> " (Sprat) Positively charged or electrified, having a charge of positive electricity; opposed to negatively electrified.

(01 Mar 1998)