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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 previewAsian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Huping Ling, Allan W. Austin

Affirmative action is defined as a policy or set of programs designed to give ethnic minorities (and sometimes women) preference in hiring, contracting, or admission to educational institutions, in order to redress the effects of past discrimination ...

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 Black Studies (2005)

by Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama

Many institutions, although not mandated to do so by the federal government, voluntarily created and implemented affirmative action programs as they attempted to find ways to eliminate discriminatory practices and improve opportunities for ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Reservation (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

Even after the amendment the provisions were not comprehensive enough to comprehend all situations requiring affirmative action. Inadequacy of these provisions, even in the limited area which should have most genuinely fallen within them, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Aging and Public Health (2008)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Ruiz Affirmative action, which has also been known as ''equal opportunity,'' is a term used to describe a policy created to ensure that individuals who fall into a protected class have equal opportunity or access to a position or ...

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 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 Women's Health (2004)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Affirmative Action opportunity and treatment for minorities. In one speech, President Johnson championed affirmative action by stating, “We seek not just freedom but opportunity—not just legal equity but human ability—not just equality as a ...

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Sign language

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

From the Sign Language: Level One series on RioCommons.

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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