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  Definition of affinity
  1. a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James''s affinity with Sam"
  2. inherent resemblance between persons or things
  3. the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"
  4. (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
  5. 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"
  6. (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"
  7. kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
Similar Words: chemical attraction, kinship, phylogenetic relation, kinship by marriage

 

Hyponyms: rapport, resonance, sympathy, steprelationship

 

 
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