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Noun affirmation has 4 senses
  1. avowal, avouchment, affirmation - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    --1 is a kind of assertion, averment, asseveration
    --1 has particulars:
     reassertion, reaffirmation; profession, professing; affirmative
    Derived form: verb affirm2
  2. affirmation, assertion, statement - the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    --2 is a kind of speech act
    --2 has particulars: say-so
    Derived forms: verb affirm3, verb affirm2
  3. affirmation - (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
    --3 is a kind of
    commitment, dedication
    --3 has particulars: profession
  4. affirmation - a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
    --4 is a kind of
    judgment, judgement, judicial decision
    Antonyms: reversal
    Derived form: verb affirm1
affinity affinity affinity n affinity of cognitive process affiramtive affirm affirmable affirmately affirmation affirmations affirmativae affirmative-action affirmative affirmative action affirmative pleading affirmative s affirmatively

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