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Affirmative

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Definition of the adjective affirmative

What does affirmative mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. affirming or giving assent
  2. expecting the best
  3. expressing or manifesting praise or approval

Alternative definition of the adjective affirmative

adjective

  1. pertaining to truth; asserting that something is
  2. pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular result
  3. See positive.

Definition of the noun affirmative

What does affirmative mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: affirmatives

  1. a reply of affirmation

Alternative definition of the noun affirmative

noun

  1. Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
  2. [qualifier, grammatical terminology] An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
  3. [obsolete] An assertion.

Music

"Affirmative" is a musical album of Foil.

Miscellanea

Affirmative: In policy debate, the affirmative is the team which affirms the resolution. The Affirmative side negates the negative side.

Phrases with Affirmative

  1. Affirmative Waste
  2. affirmative action
  3. Affirmative defense
  4. affirmative pleading
  5. Affirmative Sentence

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Affirmative

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Google previewA Student's Introduction to English Grammar (2005)

by Rodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullum

(The verb affirm contrasts with question and hence suggests declarative; the adjective affirmative is a synonym of positive.) In general, then, the restriction on non-affirmative items is that they cannot occur in clauses that are both declarative ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Economy: A-K (1999)

by Phillip Anthony O'Hara

Definition and nature Affirmative action is a term for policies, either legally mandated or voluntarily negotiated, that require taking positive actions to eliminate discrimination. This includes discrimination by demographic characteristics such as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior (2008)

by Kenneth F. Warren

Certain civil rights bodies and other equal rights special interests feel that Affirmative Action is a necessary feature of American life because injustice and inequality still exist, and the playing field favors particular elements in society. However ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Affirmative action refers to institutional measures taken to increase the representation of women and people of color in areas of employment, government contracts, and higher education from which they have been excluded historically.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (2010)

by Thomas C. Hunt, James C. Carper, Thomas J. Lasley, II, C. Daniel Raisch

The term affirmative action refers to a social justice effort initiated by the U.S. government and authorized by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It originated in response to inequalities in hiring practices by civilian businesses with government contracts.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Economy (2002)

2-volume Set by Phillip O'Hara

Definition and nature Affirmative action is a term for policies, either legally mandated or voluntarily negotiated, that require taking positive actions to eliminate discrimination. This includes discrimination by demographic characteristics such as ...

Google previewPoverty in America: An Encyclopedia (2008)

An Encyclopedia by Russell M. Lawson, Benjamin A. Lawson

Affirmative Action is based on the belief that the only way to overcome the racial prejudice ingrained in American society...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology (2010)

by George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 7 (the affect control principle). Discrepancies between sentiments and impressions reveal how well interactions we experience are confirming cultural prescriptions. Affect control theory defines deflection as the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes] (2010)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

Affirmative action backers also argue that diversity is good for society as a whole. Owing to the hiring, promotion, and economic advancement of minorities, diversity has started to seep into more realms of American life. In essence, diversity is ...

Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

Kennedy issued an executive order that required federal contractors to take affirmative action when hiring workers. Three years later, it was a centerpiece of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Two executive orders signed ...

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Sign language

Sign Language - Level 1: Simple Affirmative Sentences with Head Nodding

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Quotes about Affirmative

Nothing embittered me, which is important, because I think ethnic people and women in this society can end up being embittered because of the lack of affirmative action, you know. (James Earl Jones)
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1R1M3A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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