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positive element

[′päz·əd·iv ′el·ə·mənt]
(geography)
A large structural feature of the earth's crust characterized by long-term upward movement (uplift, emergence) or subsidence less rapid than that of adjacent negative elements. Also known as archibole; positive area.
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The vigilance by the ECO on Eurozone banks has a positive element of the latest agreement on the European Banking Union.
The widespread application of the Wireless Local Loop (WLL) platform has been one positive element in a struggling sector.
The local education authorities will still be expected to play a part in challenging the schools to set targets that push them forward, so the positive element of striving to improve our schools will not be lost.
He explained: 'If there is one positive element in the horrors of September 11, it is that now people must recognise that there is not a divide between the developed and developing worlds.
The only positive element was that other crime fell byh a third because local criminals were too scared to come out.
This operation is a good opportunity for Algeria to diversify its investments and reduces the risk of fluctuations in interest rates and is therefore a positive element that contributes to the stability of the SDR interest rate and gives a yield equivalent or superior to that of a leading sovereign debt, the statement said.
However, one positive element of the move is that genuine West Brom customers, rather than windfall seekers, will find it easier to join.
Strong growth in the world economy is a positive element but the continuing appreciation of the Euro and high oil prices are negative.
Though it does not recognise the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the European Commission has unofficially described the fact that Turkish Cypriot elected representatives have formed a government with the aim of re-launching negotiations on the reunification of the island as "a positive element".
Finally, another positive element is that several countries have led the way in demonstrating the effectiveness of specific measures in promoting growth in renewable energy and in improving energy efficiency.
The positive element of this is that such a temporary interruption will improve in time and is not the status quo.
Despite the positive element, he noted, some investors suffered losses solely due to incompetency of their brokers and lack of transparency in their dealings.

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