Definition and Meanings for affinity

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Affinity is ranked 9,443 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of affinity

noun

Etymology of affinity

of. afinit, f. affinit, l. affinites, fr. affinis. see affined

Meaning of affinity


as noun

  • relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife's blood relations, or between a wife and her husband's blood relations); -- in contradistinction to consanguinity, or relationship by blood; -- followed by with, to, or between.
  • kinship generally; close agreement; relation; conformity; resemblance; connection; as, the affinity of sounds, of colors, or of languages.
  • companionship; acquaintance.
  • that attraction which takes place, at an insensible distance, between the heterogeneous particles of bodies, and unites them to form chemical compounds; chemism; chemical or elective affinity or attraction.
  • a relation between species or higher groups dependent on resemblance in the whole plan of structure, and indicating community of origin.
  • a superior spiritual relationship or attraction held to exist sometimes between persons, esp. persons of the opposite sex; also, the man or woman who exerts such psychical or spiritual attraction.
  • No antonyms for affinity

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