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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 af·fir·ma·tion /ˌæfɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Af·fir·ma·tion n.
 1. Confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law.
 2. The act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; -- opposed to negation or denial.
 3. That which is asserted; an assertion; a positive statement; an averment; as, an affirmation, by the vender, of title to property sold, or of its quality.
 4. Law A solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury, by persons who conscientiously decline taking an oath, which declaration is in law equivalent to an oath.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a statement asserting the existence or the truth of
           something [syn: avowal, avouchment]
      2: the act of affirming or asserting or stating something [syn:
          assertion, statement]
      3: (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)
      4: a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower
         court was correct and should stand [ant: reversal]