Affinity

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Affinity Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


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

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk" ,
  • (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody ,
  • (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship ,
  • (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" ,
  • 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" ,
  • inherent resemblance between persons or things ,
  • 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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Affinity Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Kinship is the most basic principle of putting individuals into social groups, roles, and categories. The basic sort of kinship is to belong to the same family by birth.

Kinship tells us how we are related to our family or each other, through our biology and history. Kinship can be a complex system of social groups. It is a universal system as everyone has a family. Some small and large scale societies use kinship not only for human reproduction but for “economic transactions, the political system and religious beliefs” (J.Hendry, 1999).



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* It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations. - Kahlil Gibran


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