affirmative

[ uh-fur-muh-tiv ]
/ əˈfɜr mə tɪv /

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 affirmatively

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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