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- pertaining to truth; asserting that something is; affirming
- an affirmative answer
- pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular result
- an affirmative vote
- Confirmative; ratifying.
- an act affirmative of common law
- 1732, George Berkeley, Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher:
- Lysicles was a little disconcerted by the affirmative air of Crito.
- (logic) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.
- (algebra) positive; not negative
pertaining to truth
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affirmative (plural affirmatives)
- Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
- Antonym: negative
- That's an affirmative Houston, the space shuttle has lost the secondary thrusters.
- 10-4 good buddy. That's an affirmative - the tractor trailer is in the ditch at the side of the highway.
- (grammar) An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
- (obsolete) An assertion.
- 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.17:
- that every hare is both male and female, beside the vulgar opinion, was the affirmative of Archelaus, of Plutarch, Philostratus, and many more.
answer that shows agreement or acceptance
- An elaborate synonym for the word yes.
- (military, especially radio communications) Yes; true; correct.
- “affirmative”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- inflection of :