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affirmative

[ uh-fur-muh-tiv ]
/ əˈfɜr mə tɪv /
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adjective

noun

interjection

(used to indicate agreement, assent, etc.): “Is this the right way to Lake George?” “Affirmative.”

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Origin of affirmative

1400–50; <Latin affirmātīvus, equivalent to affirmāt- (see affirmation) + -īvus-ive; replacing late Middle English affirmatyff<Middle French <Latin

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British Dictionary definitions for affirmative

affirmative
/ (əˈfɜːmətɪv) /

adjective

noun

sentence substitute

military a signal codeword used to express assent or confirmation

Derived forms of affirmative

affirmatively, adverb
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