affirmative

affirmative
-tiv
adjective, noun (saying or indicating yes to a question, suggestion etc: He gave an affirmative nod; a reply in the affirmative.) afirmativo
affirmative adj afirmativo
affirmative
tr[ə'fɜːmətɪv]
adjective
1 afirmativo,-a
noun
1 afirmativo
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
in the affirmative afirmativamente
the answer was in the affirmative la respuesta fue afirmativa
affirmative [ə'fərmət̬ɪv] adj
: afirmativo
affirmative action: acción afirmativa
affirmative n
1) : afirmativa f
2)
to answer in the affirmative : responder afirmativamente, dar una respuesta afirmativa
affirmative
adj.
afirmativo, -a adj.
n.
afirmativa s.f.
afirmativo s.m.

I ə'fɜːrmətɪv, ə'fɜːmətɪv
adjective afirmativo

affirmative action — (AmE) discriminación f positiva


II
noun

her answer was in the affirmative — respondió afirmativamente

[ǝ'fɜːmǝtɪv]
1.
ADJ afirmativo
2.
N

to answer in the affirmative — dar una respuesta afirmativa, contestar afirmativamente

3.
CPD

affirmative action N(US) (Pol) medidas fpl a favor de las minorías

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Affirmative action es el término estadounidense que hace referencia al tratamiento privilegiado que reciben las minorías étnicas y las mujeres en lo que concierne al empleo o la educación. La administración del presidente Kennedy puso en marcha esta política en los años sesenta, estableciendo cuotas para asegurar más puestos de trabajo y plazas universitarias a aquellos colectivos con baja representación, lo cual se garantizó gracias a la Ley de Igualdad de Oportunidades Laborales (Equal Employment Opportunities Act), de 1972. Esta discriminación positiva fue para muchos la causa de que fueran a su vez discriminados los colectivos no minoritarios, por ejemplo, los hombres de raza blanca, por lo que la aplicación estricta de los cupos se ha relajado un tanto desde entonces.
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I [ə'fɜːrmətɪv, ə'fɜːmətɪv]
adjective afirmativo

affirmative action — (AmE) discriminación f positiva


II
noun

her answer was in the affirmative — respondió afirmativamente


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

Mira otros diccionarios:

  • affirmative — af·fir·ma·tive /ə fər mə tiv/ adj 1: asserting the existence of certain facts esp. in support of a cause of action affirmative proof 2: resulting from an intentional act affirmative concealment 3: involving or requiring application of effort …   Law dictionary

  • affirmative — affirmative, positive cause difficulties in their extended use, since each term has negative for its opposite and since both words may qualify identical or similar nouns. The distinctions are not clearly fixed, but tendencies in usage may be… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • affirmative — [ə fʉrm′ə tiv] adj. [ME affirmatif < L affirmativus < affirmare, AFFIRM] 1. saying that something stated is true; answering “yes” [an affirmative reply] 2. a) bold or confident in asserting [affirmative people] b) optimistic or hopeful; not …   English World dictionary

  • affirmative — AFFIRMATIVE. s. f. Proposition par laquelle on affirme. Ils sont toujours d avis différens; jamais l un ne nie une chose, que l autre ne prenne l affirmative. Sur l expédient qu on proposa, les uns surent pour l affirmative, les autres pour la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Affirmative — Af*firm a*tive, a. [L. affirmativus: cf. F. affirmatif.] 1. Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law. [1913 Webster] 2. That affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory of what exists; answering yes to a question;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Affirmative — Af*firm a*tive, n. 1. That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; opposed to {negative}; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affirmative — ● affirmative nom féminin Énoncé par lequel on affirme ou approuve quelque chose : Répondre par l affirmative. ● affirmatif, affirmative (synonymes) adjectif (bas latin affirmativus) Qui marque l affirmation , l approbation Synonymes : positif… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Affirmative — can mean: *Pertaining to truth *Pertaining to an assertion *An answer that shows agreement or acceptance: see yes *Affirmative (policy debate), the team which affirms the resolutionee also*Affirmation (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • affirmative — (adj.) answering yes, mid 15c., from use in logic; from M.Fr. affirmatif (13c.), from L. affirmativus, from affirmat , pp. stem of affirmare (see AFFIRM (Cf. affirm)). As a noun from early 15c. Affirmative action positive or corrective effort by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • affirmative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ agreeing with or consenting to a statement or request. ► NOUN ▪ an affirmative statement or word. ► EXCLAMATION chiefly N. Amer. ▪ yes. DERIVATIVES affirmatively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • affirmative — [adj] being agreeable or assenting acknowledging, acquiescent, affirmatory, affirming, approving, complying, concurring, confirmative, confirmatory, confirming, consenting, corroborative, endorsing, favorable, positive, ratifying, supporting;… …   New thesaurus

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