affinity  

  • Pronunciation Video of affinity

  • Pronunciation of affinity: AH0 F IH1 N AH0 T IY0 (ə'fɪnɪti)

  • Number of syllables of affinity: 4

  • Definition of affinity

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

    • The members of Siuru had an affinity with futurism and Impressionism.  
    • They have an affinity for the powers of the Cold Wind and Stillness.  
    • The terminology is based on the affinity to the dyes.  
    • The species has an instinctive affinity towards gadgetry and machines.  
    • The couple felt affinity towards each other.  
    • The Church grants dispensation in all the degrees of this affinity.  
    • Characterization of the HslU chaperone affinity for HslV protease.  
    • Lye is a deliquescent salt and has a strong affinity for moisture.  
    • The affinity is the reciprocal dissociation constant.  
    • Armenians extend the affinity to the fourth degree.  

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