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English definition of “affirmative”

affirmative

noun [C or U]     /əˈfɜː.mə.tɪv/ US  /-ˈfɝː.mə.t̬ɪv/
a word or statement that shows agreement or says 'yes': She asked the question expecting an affirmative. He replied in the affirmative (= he said yes).mainly US "Were you in New York on 3 March?" "Affirmative." (= Yes.)Answering and responding
(Definition of affirmative noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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