Positive quantity

(Alg.) an affirmative quantity, or one affected by the sign plus [+].

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We worked feverishly at carrying our plunder on deck and depositing it amidships, so feverishly that Maud, whose strength was hardly a positive quantity, had to give over, exhausted, and sit on the steps at the break of the poop.
Thus absolute entropy is a positive quantity in our (or positive) universe, just as time is a positive quantity in our (or positive) universe.
32) implies that absolute temperature is a positive quantity in the negative universe.
Hence the Planck constant is a positive quantity in the negative universe.
Hence specific heat capacity is a positive quantity in the negative universe.
Hence the electric permittivity of space is a positive quantity in the negative universe.
A passive linear dipole (Figure 1) is assimilated in the electrical domain by a positive quantity that depends upon the working frequency and the circuit parameters.
This meant that a bidder submitting a positive quantity at the clearing price in the final round was faced with a binding commitment to make those reductions.
By default, ORL is defined as a positive quantity, and reflectance is defined as a negative quantity.

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