HyperDic: affinity

English > 7 senses of the word affinity:
NOUNphenomenonaffinity(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
relationaffinity(anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption
relationaffinity, phylogenetic relation(biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts
relationaffinity, kinshipa close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
phenomenonaffinity, chemical attractionthe force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule
attributeaffinityinherent resemblance between persons or things
attributeaffinitya natural attraction or feeling of kinship
affinity > pronunciation
Soundsahfih'nahtiy; ahfih'nihtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > affinity: 7 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaning(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody.
CategoryimmunologyThe branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
Broaderattraction, attractive forceThe force by which one object attracts another
Spanishafinidad
Catalanafinitat
English > affinity: 7 senses > noun 2, relation
Meaning(anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship.
CategoryanthropologyThe social science that studies the origins / origins and social relationships of human beings
NarrowersteprelationshipA family relationship by virtue of remarriage
Broaderkinship, family relationship, relationship(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
Oppositeconsanguinity, blood kinship, cognation(anthropology) related by blood
Spanishafinidad
Adjectivesaffine(anthropology) related by marriage
English > affinity: 7 senses > noun 3, relation
Meaning(biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts.
Example"in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans"
Synonymphylogenetic relation
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Broaderkinship, family relationship, relationship(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
English > affinity: 7 senses > noun 4, relation
MeaningA close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character.
Example"found a natural affinity with the immigrants"
Synonymkinship
Narrowerrapport, resonanceA relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
sympathyA relation of affinity or harmony between people
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Spanishafinidad, relación
Catalanafinitat
English > affinity: 7 senses > noun 5, phenomenon
MeaningThe force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule.
Example"basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"
Synonymchemical attraction
Broaderforce(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
Spanishafinidad
Catalanafinitat
English > affinity: 7 senses > noun 6, attribute
Meaninginherent resemblance between persons or things.
Broaderresemblancesimilarity in appearance or external or superficial details
Spanishafinidad, aire, parecido
Catalanaire, semblant
English > affinity: 7 senses > noun 7, attribute
MeaningA natural attraction or feeling of kinship.
Examples
  • "an affinity for politics"
  • "the mysterious affinity between them"
  • "James's affinity with Sam"
Broaderattraction, attractivenessThe quality of arousing interest
Spanishafinidad
Catalanafinitat

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