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1. Having a positive electric charge.
2. Capable of acting as a positive electrode.
3. Tending to release electrons to form a chemical bond.


1. (General Physics) having a positive electric charge
2. (Chemistry) (of an atom, group, molecule, etc) tending to release electrons and form positive ions or polarized bonds. Compare electronegative


(ɪˌlɛk troʊˈpɒz ɪ tɪv)

1. containing positive electricity; tending to migrate to the negative pole in electrolysis.
2. assuming positive potential when in contact with a dissimilar substance.
3. basic, as an element or group.
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Adj.1.electropositive - having a positive charge; "protons are positive"
charged - of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge; "charged particles"; "a charged battery"
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Under these conditions, two types of linkages confer stability on the aggregates: electronegative functional groups of the organic matter bind to the electropositive domains of the oxides, and [Al.
Among other benefits, rare earth metals, which are highly electropositive, have significantly increased polymerization rates than catalysts based on other metals, says Knott.
It is the soft, ductile, bluish white electropositive metal, which is resistant to corrosion (Sittig, 1985).
19 The fillers such as barium and zinc are electropositive in nature and have affinity to react with water.
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A feasibility study on the use of electropositive "mischmetal" to reduce the bycatch of Squalus acanthias by hook gear in the Gulf of Maine.
To reduce pain, the somato-sensory strip can be shifted from an electronegative state in which the cortex is active, and the patient is perceiving the pain, to an electropositive state in which the brain is "off," dialing down pain sensitivity.
Vault dissociates into the two halves at low pH, owing to neutralization of the acidic residues at the interface and the resulting overall electropositive charge (Fig.
An interionic bond forms when a highly electropositive metal ion is combined with a highly electronegative non-metal ion.
Silicon is more electropositive than carbon and this gives rise to the siloxane bond having a fairly significant degree of ionic character; it is empirically calculated to be 40-50%.