affirmative action

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affirmative action

n.
A policy or a program that seeks to redress past discrimination through active measures to ensure equal opportunity, as in education and employment.

affirmative action

n
(Sociology) US a policy or programme designed to counter discrimination against minority groups and women in areas such as employment and education. Brit equivalent: positive discrimination

affirm′ative ac′tion


n.
a policy to increase opportunities for women and minorities, esp. in employment.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affirmative action - a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunitiesaffirmative action - a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities; "affirmative action has been extremely controversial and was challenged in 1978 in the Bakke decision"
social action - a social policy of reform (especially socioeconomic reform)
Translations
مَوْقِف إيجَابِي مُؤَيِّد
esélyteremtés

affirm

(əˈfəːm) verb
to state something positively and firmly. Despite all the policeman's questions the lady continued to affirm that she was innocent.
ˌaffirˈmation (ӕ-) noun
afˈfirmative (-tiv) adjective, noun
saying or indicating yes to a question, suggestion etc. He gave an affirmative nod; a reply in the affirmative.
affirmative ˌaction noun
(American) the practice of giving better opportunities (jobs, education etc) to people who, it is thought, are treated unfairly (minorities, women etc).