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Law positive

Positive

[poz-i-tiv]
Positive is a property of positivity and may refer to:

Mathematics and science

Philosophy and humanities

  • Positive science, for a general usage in humanities and social sciences
  • Positivism, in philosophy, the name for theories which aim to be based on facts alone, eschewing metaphysics and religion
  • Positive freedom, the opportunity and ability to act to fulfill one's own potential
  • Negative and positive rights, concerning the moral obligation of a person to do something for/to someone
  • Positive statement, in economics, a (possibly incorrect) factual statement
  • Positive economics, in economics, about predictions of behavior of economic actors, as opposed to the normative aspect
  • Affirmative, in linguistics, is a non-negated expression, as opposed to negative. See grammatical polarity
  • Positive (linguistics), the form of an adjective or adverb on which comparative and superlative are formed with suffixes or the use of more or less
  • Affirmative (policy debate), the team which affirms the resolution
  • Positive law is man-made law (statutes) in contrast with natural law (derived from God or morality)
  • A positive image, in photography, is one in which the value (lightness–darkness) correlates positively with that in the scene depicted
  • Positive (film), a short film in Hindi on HIV and AIDS

Other uses

  • Positive sign, in western astrology, the supposedly extroverted personalities of the fire and air signs

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