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positive
used in Freakonomics

8 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I'm absolutely positive!
Definition
certain (having no doubt; or used for emphasis)
  • It tends to be cold outside when it snows; those two factors are positively correlated.
    p. 163.5

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  • Let's start with the positive correlation: books in the home equal higher test scores.
    p. 175.3
  • We all learn to respond to incentives, negative and positive, from the outset of life.
    p. 16.7
  • High-stakes testing also presents teachers with some positive incentives.
    p. 23.9
  • Five of them have a strong positive correlation to the ultimate sale price, and five have a strong negative correlation.
    p. 71.4
  • Coupled with the above-cited leniency in the other half of the criminal justice system, the courtrooms, this decrease in policing created a strong positive incentive for criminals.
    p. 126.2
  • There are even more correlations, positive and negative, that shore up the abortion-crime link.
    p. 141.9
  • According to the ECLS data, eight of the factors show a strong correlation—positive or negative—with test scores.
    p. 168.6

There are no more uses of "positive" in Freakonomics.

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