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Definition of Affinity

Affinity

  1. 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.
  2. Kinship generally; close agreement; relation; conformity; resemblance; connection; as, the affinity of sounds, of colors, or of languages.
  3. Companionship; acquaintance.
  4. 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.
  5. A relation between species or higher groups dependent on resemblance in the whole plan of structure, and indicating community of origin.
  6. 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.
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Affinity Translations

affinity in Dutch is affiniteit, verwantschap
affinity in German is Verwandtschaft, Verwandschaft
affinity in Portuguese is afinidade
affinity in Spanish is afinidad