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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.
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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
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affirm′ative ac′tion


n.
a policy to increase opportunities for women and minorities, esp. in employment.
[1960–65]
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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)
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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).
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