In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(quantity/number) positivo(electrode) positivopositive ion — catión masculine
- the test was positive — el análisis dio positivo
- He also worked on number theory proving in 1770 that every positive integer is the sum of four squares.
- If we subtract a positive number from an empty power, the same negative number remains.
- The atom that loses electrons gains a positive charge, becoming a cation.
- Predicted by quantum theory, ghost radiation is a negative energy field that dampens normal positive energy.
- Acidic lipids enhance the adsorption of positive ions due to their negative charge.
- Zero divided by negative or positive numbers is either zero or is expressed as a fraction with zero as numerator and the finite quantity as denominator.
- Electrons and positive ions, the components of plasma, are charged particles.
- There is a net positive charge - there are more protons in the nucleus than electrons surrounding it.
- All positive whole numbers are either primes or they can be uniquely decomposed into a product of primes.
- Any and every G sequence which eventually has only positive numbers occurs as a row in this array.
- This is an alternative derivation of Newton's method for finding square roots of positive numbers.
- This indicated that no specific attention was warranted to these near zero or small positive values.
- He defines limits of positive variable quantities using ideas that he had used in looking at limits of series.
- It contains both positive and negative charges, but its net charge is positive.
- These minerals in their ion state carry either negative or positive charges, much like a car battery.
- At least one of the positive and negative high voltage power supplies switches between a high state and a low state.
- Plucker used a glass tube filled with air and containing a positive and a negative electrode.
- While studying streams of ionized gas Wien, in 1898, identified a positive particle equal in mass to the hydrogen atom.
- Since nuclei carry positive electrical charges, they normally repel one another.
- Where we find ourselves now, however, is a brighter, more positive and optimistic place.
- From Miss Ewart's view, a positive attitude rather than skill base is the most important quality in a prospective employee.
- If we are to move forward, we must espouse this more positive approach in all dimensions of the club's activity.
- Clutching his prize after Monday's ceremony, Wiseman said there was a more positive and confident mood in the country than was evident a few years ago.
- She says we have to learn to use anger in a positive way, rather than letting it control us.
- I also know that the image of your company and brand is important to you and that you want to be associated with positive images of women.
- This kind of photograph is a unique positive picture produced on a thin sheet of iron blackened by tar.
- Instead, he has welcomed the renewed focus among members on a more positive campaign rather than industrial action.
- Despite all this, I'm actually feeling rather positive about the impending arrival.
- What we will try and do is use these couple of weeks and be positive rather than talk about it.
- Exuding confidence and advocating a positive outlook, he has no harsh words for anyone.
- I hope you will consider the use and practice of non-violence in a more creative and positive way, rather than dismiss it as mere idealism.
- The aim is to build a positive image for a brand that can provide long-term returns.
- They will be confident of a positive start against the Mexicans once more.
- Otherwise, the outlook was impressively positive and upbeat.
- Having a positive approach is essential if you are to move forward.
- To his great surprise, when Pia examined his negatives, there was a positive image!
- I have always kept my optimism and my positive approach to life.
- In fact, there are two copies of that issue in the bound volumes - one cover features a positive shot, the other a negative one.
- The outlook he had on what was happening to the city around him was rather positive.
- He'll stay near his family and provide them with the strong and positive presence he always has.
- They should exercise daily and maintain a positive, hopeful outlook toward the future.
- The meeting appeared to be positive and constructive and we were assured that our views would be taken on board.
- We need positive comments rather than focusing on the negatives which do nothing to help the situation.
- At the same time, he tried to use egotism in a positive way, rather than destroying it outright.
- There was a darkroom, an optical printer to blow 8mm up to 16 mm, a contact printer to make positive 16 mm prints from negatives, an editing table, etc.
- We were studying positive, comparative and superlative adjectives and, as usual, having a pretty hard time with it.
2.1(constructive)(attitude) positivo(criticism) constructivothat's not the attitude, try positive thinking — cambia de actitud, intenta ser más positivo
- look on the positive side — mira lo positivo / el lado positivo
2.2(for the good)(development/influence) positivoa positive experience — una experiencia positiva
3(definite)there is no positive evidence — no hay pruebas concluyentes / definitivas / fehacientes
- the group still lacks a positive identity — al grupo todavía le falta una identidad definida
- it was the first positive sighting in the area — fue la primera vez que categóricamente / decididamente se lo avistó en la región
- Four percent of the children were admitted to a hospital because of positive blood cultures.
- Patients with positive test results should be treated to eradicate the infection.
- A positive skin test result may mean the individual is more vulnerable to asthma, hay fever, and eczema.
- They only call if the results are positive and my tests had come back so.
- In 28 cases, results were positive using one test but negative using another.
- Jones has always denied all the allegations and has never tested positive for any banned substances.
- In the first few days of testing, half of the samples from current employees came back positive.
- The infections were detected in recipients by a positive blood smear.
- If any test result is positive, the test should be repeated immediately for confirmation.
- Transbronchial biopsies and brushings returned positive for non-small cell carcinoma.
- If you are now in a relationship, you may wish to ask your doctor about how to explain your positive test result to your partner.
- The experiment has shown positive results, and presently, the infants are living normally.
- Should the test have a positive result, indicating that a condition has been detected, the parents will need counselling and support.
- He won the event in 2002, but tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone the year after.
- Patients were considered to be HIV-positive only if both tests gave a positive result.
- Tuberculin skin test results are positive in two thirds of patients.
- Any of these scenarios could result in a positive drug test for someone who is not impaired while driving.
- Incorrect responses on either or both tasks are scored as a positive result, indicating dementia.
4(absolute)auténticoverdaderoit's a positive disgrace — es una auténtica / verdadera vergüenza
- Some theologians have a positive genius for cloaking sensible ideas in impenetrable jargon.
- I had an Iron Maiden Tshirt, despite having no affinity for the Maiden at all, and, in fact, a positive disdain.
- Food shopping online is a positive delight compared to a couple of years ago, according to those consumer guardians at Which?
5.1(decisive)categóricoshe's very positive in her likes and dislikes — es muy categórica en sus preferencias
- what we need is positive leadership — lo que necesitamos es un liderazgo firme
- Where then, Marx asks, is the positive possibility of German freedom to be found?
- Upon positive identification, the user is alerted by both an audible and visual alarm.
- Therefore, a certain naiveté, unburdened by conventional wisdom, can sometimes be a positive asset.
- You need someone who has the actual expertise to confirm positive identification.
- An inquest was opened in 1991 after the discovery of her body but has never been resumed because of the lack of a positive identification.
- He is giving, I would submit, direct, positive evidence of identification.
- The rate of offending for street crime is down by 19 per cent, a very positive decrease that is down to a lot of hard work and effort.
- She considered many things on her walk but found no positive answers.
- The positive identification of the body means the bodies of all four Irish people lost in the disaster have been recovered.
- While these statistics offer positive information for university graduates, the survey response rate is extremely discouraging.
- The security footage produced a positive identification of the vans, but not of the people inside.
- As yet there is no positive evidence for this theory, but if modified a little it is attractive.
- It is getting harder, but it is still possible to earn a positive real return on your savings, and savers should be striving for the best possible deal.
- There was no reason in the absence of positive evidence to conclude that the organization had any continuing role as trustee.
- It has so far proved difficult to make a positive identification of the lorry driver, but he was believed to be a Polish national.
- The officer told him that if he could not make a positive identification he should say so; then it was that he told the officer that he was not sure.
- Possible relatives of the dead man later came forth but could not give a positive identification.
- The phrasing of Article 25 implies a positive duty, commitment, or obligation by government.
- I wish I had a more concrete, definite, positive, upbeat answer to give.
- The funeral director made a positive identification by a tattoo on Ray's arm of a hammerhead shark.
- The woman was able to provide a positive identification of the pair of teens, who were charged with theft.
5.2(sure)are you sure? — positive — ¿estás seguro? — segurísimo / más que seguro
- I'm positive I've met him before — estoy segurísima de que lo conozco
- she was positive about the date/having seen him — estaba muy segura de la fecha/de haberlo visto
- Officers had been 99.9 per cent positive it was Jenna because the teenager's ring was found with the body.
- She couldn't explain the feeling, but she was positive someone else was inside.
- Neither of these persons was able to produce the original or any copy of the assignment, although both of them were positive that an assignment had been made.
- She was positive that a mistake would happen.
- During training you can spend time working on your techniques and I am positive that it has helped my game.
- I was almost positive that enlisted men were not supposed to speak to their betters in such a familiar manner.
- I was lucky that time, but I was positive I would not be so lucky this time.
- I am positive that my theory is correct, so I don't think I would ever bother to find any evidence to support it.
- Eyewitness testimony in court cases - even from witnesses who are absolutely positive about what they saw - should be taken with a grain of salt.
- Makaab said Mbesuma had been training hard and that he was determined and positive of succeeding in European football.
- I am very positive that something can be sorted out and that I will be able to continue to play league football.
- My bets are on number three to win, and I'm almost positive that she will!
- I'm positive I'll go back and ski there again.
- I'm also pretty positive that they have to check their email everyday, so I'm sure she got the email.
- I've learnt a huge amount from Geoff since we contested the Cambrian Rally and I'm very positive that we can have an excellent year.
- I am positive that the band would sell thousands of records with numerous sold out tours if they were American.
- In Scotland we have too many cases of referees that are overweight and too slow to keep up, and I am positive that this goes on in England too.
- She hated him, that was very certain and she grew more and more positive of this fact as the next few days passed.
- I told them I was positive of who it was, they didn't have to worry about it.
1(constructive element)the positive — lo positivo
3Mathematicsonly one of these values is a positive — solo uno de estos valores es positivo
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