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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does affirmative action mean? 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (noun)
  The noun AFFIRMATIVE ACTION has 1 sense:

1. a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities

  Familiarity information: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (noun)


Sense 1affirmative action [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

affirmative action has been extremely controversial and was challenged in 1978 in the Bakke decision

Hypernyms ("affirmative action" is a kind of...):

social action (a social policy of reform (especially socioeconomic reform))


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