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Definition of AFFINITY

noun : AFFINITY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody ;

  • 2. (

    ) (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship ;

  • 3. (

    ) (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts; "in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk" ;

  • 6. (

    ) inherent resemblance between persons or things ;

  • 7. (

    ) a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James's affinity with Sam" ;


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