What does the word affirmative mean?

Usage examples for affirmative

  1. Normally, the affirmative form is preferable to the negative. – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  2. At any rate, he nodded an affirmative. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  3. He paused as if expecting an answer; but Major Falkenried gave no sign beyond an affirmative nod. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
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