What does the word affirmation mean?

Usage examples for affirmation

  1. This was affirmation, not question. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. These are all vital questions, and rest on the logical affirmation that whatever has a beginning must have an end. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  3. Richard made a sign of affirmation, saying, " Is it only a guess on his part?" – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge