(prenominal) of or during the period after a war, esp the American Civil War
also postbellum, used in U.S. South from 1874 in reference to American Civil War; see post- + bellicose.
[pohst-boht] /ˈpoʊstˌboʊt/ noun, British. 1. .
- Positive-negative pressure breathing
positive-negative pressure breathing n. Abbr. PNPB Inflation of the lungs with positive pressure and deflation with negative pressure as through the action of an automatic ventilator.
noun, Optics. 1. . noun, Optics. 1. a lens that converts parallel rays of light to convergent rays and produces a real image.
[poz-i-tiv-lee or especially for 3, poz-i-tiv-lee] /ˈpɒz ɪ tɪv li or especially for 3, ˌpɒz ɪˈtɪv li/ adverb 1. with certainty; absolutely: The statement is positively true. 2. decidedly; unquestionably; definitely: His conduct is positively shocking. interjection 3. (used to express strong affirmation) yes: Do you plan to go to the party? Positively! /ˈpɒzɪtɪvlɪ/ adverb […]