Affinity - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
- (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts
- a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character (syn: kinship)
- the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule
- inherent resemblance between persons or things
- a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
There's always been an affinity between us.
He never felt any affinity with the other kids in his neighborhood.
the affinity between Christian and Chinese concepts of the spirit
in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans
found a natural affinity with the immigrants
basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk
James's affinity with Sam
... neither virus has an affinity for T cells.
Animals sharing this basic architecture may have no closer affinity than a beetle and a squid.