Associations to the word «Affinity»

Wiktionary

AFFINITY, noun. A natural attraction or feeling of kinship to a person or thing.
AFFINITY, noun. A family relationship through marriage of a relative (e.g. sister-in-law), as opposed to consanguinity. (e.g. sister).
AFFINITY, noun. A kinsman or kinswoman of such relationship. Affinal kinsman or kinswoman.
AFFINITY, noun. The fact of and manner in which something is related to another.
AFFINITY, noun. Any romantic relationship.
AFFINITY, noun. Any passionate love for something.
AFFINITY, noun. (taxonomy) resemblances between biological populations; resemblances that suggest that they are of a common origin, type or stock.
AFFINITY, noun. (geology) structural resemblances between minerals; resemblances that suggest that they are of a common origin or type.
AFFINITY, noun. (chemistry) An attractive force between atoms, or groups of atoms, that contributes towards their forming bonds
AFFINITY, noun. (medicine) The attraction between an antibody and an antigen
AFFINITY, noun. (computing) tendency to keep a task running on the same processor in a symmetric multiprocessing operating system to reduce the frequency of cache misses
AFFINITY, noun. (geometry) An automorphism of affine space.
AFFINITY CARD, noun. (finance) A credit card made available by a bank or other lender to qualified people associated with a sponsoring organization (such as a club, educational institution, charity, or business), typically with provision for a portion of the lender's interest income to be paid to the sponsor and sometimes providing special benefits (such as reduced fees) for the users.
AFFINITY FRAUD, noun. Fraud whose victims are susceptible because they trust the perpetrator as a member of their circle.
AFFINITY FRAUDS, noun. Plural of affinity fraud
AFFINITY REAGENT, noun. (biochemistry) An antibody, peptide, nucleic acid, or other small molecule that specifically binds to a larger target molecule in order to identify, track, capture, or influence its activity.
AFFINITY REAGENTS, noun. Plural of affinity reagent

Dictionary definition

AFFINITY, noun. (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody.
AFFINITY, noun. (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship.
AFFINITY, noun. (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".
AFFINITY, noun. 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".
AFFINITY, noun. The force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk".
AFFINITY, noun. Inherent resemblance between persons or things.
AFFINITY, noun. A natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James's affinity with Sam".

Wise words

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