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Definition of affirmative:

  1. A word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as, yes, that is so, etc.
  2. Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law.
  3. Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.
  4. Positive; - a term applied to quantities which are to be added, and opposed to negative, or such as are to be subtracted.
  5. Positive; dogmatic.
  6. That affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory of what exists; answering yes to a question; - opposed to negative; as, an affirmative answer; an affirmative vote.
  7. That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; - opposed to negative; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative, and ten in the negative.


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