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Overview of noun affinity

The noun affinity has 7 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) affinity

((immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody)

2. affinity

((anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship)

3. affinity, phylogenetic relation

((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")

4. affinity, kinship

(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")

5. affinity, chemical attraction

(the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk")

6. affinity

(inherent resemblance between persons or things)

7. affinity

(a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James's affinity with Sam") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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