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Affinity Definition

(noun)

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the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule


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basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk

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(noun)

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a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character


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found a natural affinity with the immigrants

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(noun)

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(biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts


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in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans

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(noun)

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a natural attraction or feeling of kinship


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an affinity for politics

the mysterious affinity between them

James's affinity with Sam

(noun)

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

(noun)

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(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody

(noun)

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inherent resemblance between persons or things