Math Definitions - Letter P


Definition of Positive

Definition of Positive

Positive numbers are numbers that are greater than zero.

Zero is considered to be neither positive nor negative.

Sometimes, we use the abbreviation +ve to mean "positive".

For example, \(7\) is positive seven.

Positive temperatures are warmer than negative temperatures, though positive temperatures below 15 degrees can still feel pretty cold!


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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