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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Electro-positive  \E*lec`tro-pos"i*tive\,  a. 
  1.  (Physics)  Of  such  a  nature  relatively  to  some  other 
  associated  body  or  bodies,  as  to  tend  to  the  negative  pole 
  of  a  voltaic  battery,  in  electrolysis,  while  the 
  associated  body  tends  to  the  positive  pole;  --  the 
  converse  or  correlative  of  electro-negative. 
 
  Note:  An  element  that  is  electro-positive  in  one  compound  may 
  be  electro-negative  in  another,  and  vice  versa. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  Hence:  Positive;  metallic;  basic;  --  distinguished 
  from  negative,  nonmetallic,  or  acid. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Electro-positive  \E*lec`tro-pos"i*tive\,  n.  (Chem.  &  Physics) 
  A  body  which  passes  to  the  negative  pole  in  electrolysis. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  electropositive 
  adj  :  having  a  positive  electric  charge;  "protons  are  positive" 
  [syn:  {positive}]  [ant:  {negative},  {neutral}] 




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