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English definition of “positive”

positive

adjective (TEST RESULTS)    /ˈpɒz.ə.tɪv/ US  /ˈpɑː.zə.t̬ɪv/
C2 (of a medical test) showing that a person has the disease or condition for which they are being tested: a positive pregnancy test He's HIV positive. She tested positive for hepatitis. → Opposite negative adjectiveGeneral bodily disorders
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