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positive
used in Fast Food Nation

5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
The test came back positive.
Definition
found a condition or substance to be present
  • The press release failed to mention that some ground beef from the same lot had indeed been tested — and had tested positive for E. coli 0157:H7.
    p. 212.8
positive = indicating that a condition was found
  • It said that his stool sample had tested positive for Escherichia coli 0157:H7, a virulent and potentially lethal foodborne pathogen.
    p. 193.9
positive = indicating that a condition was found
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exact meaning not specified
  • "Smile with a greeting and make a positive first impression," a Burger King training manual suggests.
    p. 70.3
  • According to these documents, the marketing alliances with other brands were intended to create positive feelings about McDonald's, making consumers associate one thing they liked with another.
    p. 50.2
  • One of these techniques is called "stroking" — a form of positive reinforcement, deliberate praise, and recognition that many teenagers don't get at home.
    p. 74.8

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