Pronunciation: (u-fûr'mu-tiv),[key] —adj. 1. affirming or assenting; asserting the truth, validity, or fact of something.
2. expressing agreement or consent; assenting: an affirmative reply. 3. positive; not negative.
4. Logic.noting a proposition in which a property of a subject is affirmed, as “All men are happy.”
—n. 1. something that affirms or asserts; a positive statement or proposition; affirmation.
2. a reply indicating assent, as Yes or I do. 3. a manner or mode that indicates assent: a reply in the affirmative. 4. the side, as in a debate, that affirms or defends a statement that the opposite side denies or attacks: to speak for the affirmative.
—interj. (used to indicate agreement, assent, etc.): “Is this the right way to Lake George?” “Affirmative.”