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.