Definition of positival in US English:

positival

adjective

rare
  • Of or relating to what is real, realistic; characterized by positivity.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Grote (1813–1866), philosopher. From positive + -al. With the use in quot. 1936 compare negatival.

Pronunciation

positival

/ˌpɒzɪˈtʌɪvl/