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"affirmative" in British English

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affirmativeadjective

uk   /əˈfɜː.mə.tɪv/ us   /əˈfɝː.mə.t̬ɪv/

affirmativenoun [C or U]

uk   /əˈfɜː.mə.tɪv/ us   /əˈfɝː.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.")
(Definition of affirmative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"affirmative" in American English

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affirmativeadjective

us   /əˈfɜr·mə·t̬ɪv/
positive, or showing agreement: There should be an affirmative role for government in social problems.
affirmatively
adverb us   /əˈfɜr·mə·t̬ɪv·li/
She answered affirmatively.

affirmativeadverb

us   /əˈfɜr·mət̬·ɪv/
used to mean yes in an answer to a question, esp. in a military context: "Can you hear me?" "Affirmative."
(Definition of affirmative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “affirmative”
in Chinese (Simplified) 肯定的, 同意的…
in Turkish olumluluk içeren ifade veya kelime…
in Russian утвердительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肯定的, 同意的…
in Polish twierdzący…
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