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1affirmative

adjective af·fir·ma·tive \ə-ˈfər-mə-tiv\

: saying or showing that the answer is “yes” rather than “no”

Full Definition of AFFIRMATIVE

1
:  asserting a predicate of a subject
2
:  asserting that the fact is so
3
:  positive <affirmative approach>
4
:  favoring or supporting a proposition or motion
af·fir·ma·tive·ly adverb
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Examples of AFFIRMATIVE

  1. She gave an affirmative answer, not a negative answer.

First Known Use of AFFIRMATIVE

15th century

Other Logic Terms

a posteriori, connotation, corollary, inference, mutually exclusive, paradox, postulate, syllogism

2affirmative

noun

Definition of AFFIRMATIVE

1
:  an expression (as the word yes) of affirmation or assent
2
:  an affirmative proposition
3
:  the side that upholds the proposition stated in a debate

Examples of AFFIRMATIVE

  1. <we have five affirmatives and two negatives for forming the committee>

First Known Use of AFFIRMATIVE

15th century
AFFIRMATIVE Defined for Kids

1affirmative

adjective af·fir·ma·tive \ə-ˈfər-mə-tiv\

Definition of AFFIRMATIVE for Kids

1
:  saying or showing that the answer is "yes" <He gave an affirmative answer.>
2
:  being positive or helpful <Take an affirmative approach to the problem.>

2affirmative

noun

Definition of AFFIRMATIVE for Kids

1
:  an expression (as the word yes) of agreement
2
:  the side that supports or votes for something

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