affirmative definition

  • adjective:
    • Asserting that something does work or correct, just like the clear answer "yes”: an affirmative answer.
    • Offering assent or endorsement; guaranteeing: an affirmative vote.
    • Positive; upbeat: an affirmative perspective.
    • Logic Of, regarding, or becoming a proposition where the predicate affirms anything in regards to the topic, for instance the statement apples have actually seeds.
    • pertaining to truth; asserting that one thing is
    • pertaining to any assertion or energetic verification that favors a certain result
    • good
    • Confirmative; ratifying.
    • That affirms; asserting that truth is so; declaratory of just what is out there; responding to “yes” to a question; -- in opposition to negative
    • good; dogmatic.
    • articulating the contract for the two terms of a proposition.
    • Positive; -- a phrase put on quantities that are to be added, and in opposition to unfavorable, or such can be subtracted.
    • revealing or manifesting praise or approval
    • affirming or offering assent
    • expecting top
  • noun:
    • A word or statement of agreement or assent, such as the word yes.
    • along side it in a debate that upholds the idea: the woman staff will speak when it comes to affirmative.
    • Yes; a response that presents contract or acceptance.
    • a response that shows agreement or acceptance.
    • An assertion.
    • what affirms in the place of whatever denies; an affirmative idea; that part of question which affirms or maintains the idea claimed; -- against negative.
    • A word or expression revealing affirmation or assent
    • whatever affirms or asserts; a confident proposition or averment: as, two negatives make an affirmative.
    • what provides affirmation or assent; the agreeing or concurring component or part: because of the definite article: as, to support the affirmative; to vote into the affirmative (that is, in support of the affirmative part), like in a legislative body.
    • In judicial proceedings, the side which, whether by itself an affirmation or a negation, requires first become supported by proof, presumption within the lack of evidence becoming against it; along side it with the duty of proof.
    • Nautical, the signal-flag or pendant in which assent is expressed.
    • a reply of affirmation
  • adverb:
    • casual found in place of the reaction "yes” to convey confirmation or consent.
  • others:
    • Characterized by affirmation or assertion; assertive; positive in type; not bad: since, an affirmative proposition; affirmative concepts.
    • therefore good in manner; confident; dogmatic.
    • Giving affirmation or assent; confirmatory; ratifying; concurring; agreeing: because, an affirmative decree or judgment by an appellate judge; an affirmative answer to a request.

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