The Correct spelling is: positive
Common misspellings of the word positive are:
How do you spell positive?. It is not postive
- Characterized by or displaying certainty, acceptance, or affirmation: a positive answer; positive criticism.
- Measured or moving forward or in a direction of increase or progress.
- Explicitly or openly expressed or laid down: a positive demand.
- Admitting of no doubt; irrefutable: positive proof.
- Very sure; confident: I'm positive he's right. See synonyms at sure.
- Overconfident; dogmatic.
- Formally or arbitrarily determined; prescribed.
- Concerned with practical rather than theoretical matters.
- Composed of or characterized by the presence of particular qualities or attributes; real.
- Of or relating to positivism.
- Of or relating to laws imposed by human authority rather than by nature or reason alone: â€œthe glaring discrepancy between American positive law and natural rightsâ€ (David Brion Davis).
- Of or relating to religion based on revelation rather than on nature or reason alone.
- Informal. Utter; absolute: a positive darling.
- Relating to or designating a quantity greater than zero.
- Relating to or designating the sign (+).
- Relating to or designating a quantity, number, angle, or direction opposite to another designated as negative.
- Physics. Relating to or designating an electric charge of a sign opposite to that of an electron.
- Medicine. Indicating the presence of a particular disease, condition, or organism: a positive test for pregnancy.
- Biology. Indicating or characterized by response or motion toward the source of a stimulus, such as light: positive tropism.
- Having the areas of light and dark in their original and normal relationship, as in a photographic print made from a negative.
- Grammar. Of, relating to, or being the simple uncompared degree of an adjective or adverb, as opposed to either the comparative or superlative.
- Driven by or generating power directly through intermediate machine parts having little or no play: positive drive.
- An affirmative element or characteristic.
- Mathematics. A quantity greater than zero.
- Physics. A positive electric charge.
- A photographic image in which the lights and darks appear as they do in nature.
- The uncompared degree of an adjective or adverb.
- A word in this degree.
- Music. A division of some pipe organs, similar in sound to the great but smaller and less powerful.
[Middle English, having a specified quality, from Old French positif, from Latin positÄ«vus, formally laid down, from positus, past participle of pÅnere, to place.]positively pos'iÂ·tiveÂ·ly adv.
positiveness pos'iÂ·tiveÂ·ness or pos'iÂ·tiv'iÂ·ty n.