positively

Definitions

  • Three Positions of Hinges
    Three Positions of Hinges
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv positively extremely "it was positively monumental"
    • adv positively so as to be positive; in a positive manner "she intended her remarks to be interpreted positively"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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A PHOTOGRAPHIC POSITIVE A PHOTOGRAPHIC POSITIVE
UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION OF MR. JONES UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION OF MR. JONES
Showing position of columns Showing position of columns
Showing position of columns and other features Showing position of columns and other features
Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes
Position of Spring Equinox, B.C. 2700 Position of Spring Equinox, B.C. 2700

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show "Sesame Street" that is HIV-positive
    • adv Positively 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.""Give me some breath, some little pause, my lord,
      Before I positively speak herein."
      "I would ask . . . whether . . . the divine law does not positively require humility and meekness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1996, toy company Mattel released a "Harley Davidson" Barbie. This dolls distinctive feature is a birth mark on her face that changes position with every new release of the doll
    • positively In a positive manner.
    • positively Absolutely; by itself; independently of anything else; not comparatively.
    • positively Not negatively; really; in its own nature; directly; inherently: thus, a thing is positively good when it produces happiness by its own qualities or operation: it is negatively good when it prevents an evil or does not produce it.
    • positively Certainly; indubitably; decidedly.
    • positively Directly; explicitly: as, the witness testified positively to the fact.
    • positively Peremptorily; in positive terms; expressly.
    • positively With full confidence or assurance: as, I cannot speak positively in regard to the fact.
    • positively By positive electricity: as, positively electrified. See electricity.
    • positively In mech., depending only on that which cannot fail without breaking; not depending on springs or gravity. See positive motion.
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Quotations

  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “No one reaches a high position without daring.”
  • Maurice Switzer
    Maurice Switzer
    “The surest way to establish your credit is to work yourself into the position of not needing any.”
  • J. August Strindberg
    J.%20August%20Strindberg
    “That is the thankless position of the father in the family -- the provider for all, and the enemy of all.”
  • Ferdinand Foch
    Ferdinand Foch
    “In whatever position you find yourself determine first your objective.”
  • Fred Adler
    Fred Adler
    “Happiness is a positive cash flow.”
  • Robert Frost
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    “Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in position to look too close.”

Idioms

Jockey for position - If a number of people want the same opportunity and are struggling to emerge as the most likely candidate, they are jockeying for position.
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Pole position - If you're in pole position, you're in the best position to win or achieve something.
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Usage

In literature:

This Captain Wilson positively refused to do.
"True to the Old Flag" by G. A. Henty
At the finish of step one, the left hand will be found up in position to begin step two.
"The Highland Fling and How to Teach it." by Horatio N. Grant
He was being driven from position to position, and was meeting with defeat and possibly disaster.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Prominent Londoners sought to elevate their social position by having their family marry into rural landholders of position.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
But the military position of the two brothers was also perilous in the extreme.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
Large fortified places which are not in proper strategic positions are a positive misfortune for both the army and state.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
I bandaged him myself and helped to make his position easier.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
To all appearances we were not a furlong from our estimated position.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
We are now in a position to appreciate the position of France and Great Britain.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
From the first his position was one of growing strength.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
Nor is the military position such as to exclude anxiety.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
This is the position of Raise Pistol, and it may be similarly taken from any position.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
It was a difficult position for a man of sensitive feelings to be placed in, and he felt it keenly.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
This he did after handing over to the infantry the positions he had gained.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
The next reason for the victory is the position assumed by the Democracy in Congress during the called session.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
The average of these ten positions is 9, which we then take as the standard or most probable position of photograph A.
"Vocational Psychology: Its Problems and Methods" by Harry L. Hollingworth
Such exposure may result from position, structure, or function.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
They were hardly in position before the action became general all along the line of the canal.
"The First Seven Divisions" by Ernest W. Hamilton
He fitted into the position as easily as a glove.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux
The explanation of this is, I believe, the keystone to the whole position.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In poetry:

A man in the position
Of the Emperor Domitian
Ought to have thought twice
About being a Monster of Vice.
"Clerihew – Domitian" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
"He has no enemies!" you say.
I pity his condition;
His manhood he has thrown away,
His candour and position.
"No Enemies" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
What is fame for him, and glory,
Name, position in the world,
When the sudden breath of fusion
Blends his words into the Word?
"Humble home. But rum, and charcoal..." by Boris Pasternak
His money-position was queer,
And one of his favourite freaks
Was to hide himself three times a year,
In Paris, for several weeks.
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Yet all the while his little soul
Within what he denied did live,--
Poor part, how could he know the whole?
And yet he was so positive!
"The Animalcule On Man" by Richard Le Gallienne
The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to ocean -
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition.
"Devotion" by Robert Frost

In news:

There is some positive news on the employment front in the Sheboygan area.
The new Alaska state Senate majority has announced committee leadership positions.
Position posted by Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.
Like him, we believe that Israel must always bargain from a position of strength.
It puts would-be adoptive parents in tough position, she said.
That's how Mohawk is positioning its newest innovation, SmartStrand Silk with DuPont Sorona, in a high-profile national advertising campaign hitting newsstands this month.
Faculty Position (Open Rank) – Fisheries & Aquaculture .
Title Faculty Position (Open Rank) – Fisheries & Aquaculture .
Positioned in waters off the Florida Keys, this research center is set to be closed due to federal budget cuts.
A letter of interest for the city manager position on Bainbridge Island from one of the three finalists for the position has raised an intriguing question.
NEW YORK– Linon Home Décor Products has appointed Dan Dunham to the position of regional sales manager, a new position.
The ergonomics of new snowmobiles have improved over the years with a more forward rider position and higher seating, resulting in a more comfortable riding position.
If so, should the current salary for the position, perhaps even the existence of the position itself, be up for discussion.
Bob McGinn takes a position-by-position look at the 2009 Packers heading into training camp.
However, non fund based fee income along with strong capital positions are the key positives for the sector going forward (read Commodity ETFs in Focus as Fed Unleashes QE3).
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In science:

A limitation of the Saha & Williams algorithm is that the constraint of a positive-definite surface density is weaker than the constraint of a positive 3-d mass density — or, better yet, a positive-definite quasi-equilibrium distribution function.
A Catalog of Mass Models for Gravitational Lensing
We denote with ei the internal cluster position and with Rn the cluster position in the lattice (therefore the position of the i-th site of the n-th cluster is Rn + ei ).
A note on cluster methods for strongly correlated electron systems
The property of complete positivity guarantees not only that the maps Γt preserve the positivity of the states of S , but also that the maps IN ⊗ Γt preserve the positivity of all states of the composite system SN + S , for any N -level system, with IN the identity operation on SN [11,12].
Complete positivity and entangled degrees of freedom
Complete positivity of Γt is stronger than positivity and is intimately connected with quantum entanglement; indeed, positivity alone is not sufficient to ensure that IN ⊗ Γt preserve the positivity of entangled states of SN + S .
Complete positivity and entangled degrees of freedom
It turns out that the positivity of the maps Γt does not guarantee the positivity and thus the physical consistency of the maps I2 ⊗ Γt ; for this the stronger notion of complete positivity has to be imposed on the maps Γt .
Complete positivity and entangled degrees of freedom
In the case of the quantities involved in inequality (2.10), the observables are factorized, P1,2 (ϑ, ϕ) ⊗ Qn and the positivity of their mean values is preserved even when Γt is only positive and not completely positive.
Complete positivity and entangled degrees of freedom
The maps Ωt , dual to Γt , form a semigroup of dynamical maps that transform positive observables into positive observables, if the Γt ’s preserve the positivity of states.
Complete positivity and entangled degrees of freedom
Most fiber spectrographs use blind positioning of the fibers on a mount plate, where each fiber is positioned without reference to the actual positions of the target ob ject images during observation.
Positioning errors and efficiency in fiber spectrographs
F : K is positive definite: then g (K ) is a finite dimensional Lie algebra. A : K is positive semi-definite: then g (K ) is an affine Kac-Moody algebra. L : K is nonsingular with one eigenvalue negative so that the remainder are positive: then g (K ) is said to be a Lorentzian algebra.
Duality and Lorentzian Kac-Moody Algebras
If G is a positive group, then both arcs of each position pair for T are oriented the same, where as we leave the group to traverse the knot, the first time that we follow an arc incident to T establishes that position pair as being directed into T , while the other position pair will be directed outward from T .
Enumerating the Prime Alternating Knots, Part I
Finally, observe that when T is applied to a subgroup of odd size, the turned subgroup has the opposite sign to that of the original (that is, a positive subgroup becomes negative, and a negative subgroup becomes positive) while turning a even sized positive subgroup results in a positive subgroup.
Enumerating the Prime Alternating Knots, Part I
Positivity of the entropy production: In an interesting condition is given which implies the positivity of the entropy production, provided one assumes the existence of a smooth positive stationary state.
Statistical mechanics of anharmonic lattices
In the case when we have negative crossing, we will have three rows, one of them having tq on position i, another one having −P on position j and the last one having (tp − 1)Q on position k.
Virtual Biquandles
Thus there are two types of these hyperplanes together with their conjugates (that have an opposite charge): the O+ planes with negative tension and charge, the O− planes with positive tension and charge, the O+ planes with negative tension and positive charge and the O− with positive tension and negative charge.
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
Thus, while position p1 uniquely identifies one defective, say D , as the only defective having value v1 at that position, position p2 uniquely identifies one of the other defectives, say E , as having value v2 .
Improved Combinatorial Group Testing Algorithms for Real-World Problem Sizes
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