positive

   Displaying certainty or affirmation; a synonym for "yes," and as in judgment, positive can signify approval. It can also mean irrefutable. Or, a quantity, number, angle, direction, or space that is opposite to another designated as negative. In photography, an image having values and colors of light and dark areas of the image as in their original and normal relationship, as seen in nature, light areas appearing light and shadows appearing dark, as typically seen in a print — an image produced in a photographic emulsion, typically on a sheet paper by exposure to light that passed through a negative, and to development in photosensitive chemicals. In cinema, a motion-picture print. In printmaking, a printing plate with light and dark areas in their natural relation to those seen by the eye.

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