Definition of Affinity in English :
Define Affinity in English
Affinity meaning in English
Meaning of Affinity in English
Pronunciation of Affinity in English
Affinity pronunciation in English
Pronounce Affinity in Englishsee synonyms of affinity
(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
(anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
3. affinity, phylogenetic relation
(biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts
Example Sentences:'in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans'
4. affinity, kinship
a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
Example Sentences:'found a natural affinity with the immigrants''felt a deep kinship with the other students''anthropology's kinship with the humanities'
5. affinity, chemical attraction
the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule
Example Sentences:'basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk'
inherent resemblance between persons or things
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
Example Sentences:'an affinity for politics''the mysterious affinity between them''James's affinity with Sam'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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