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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.

Affinity Quotations

I work with gang members, and I feel a kind of affinity and gift, even. But who would've thunk it, you know? I mean, I didn't anticipate it.
Greg Boyle

As we are, so we associate. The good, by affinity, seek the good; the vile, by affinity, the vile. Thus of their own volition, souls proceed into Heaven, into Hell.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

If I could film, we'd film every episode of 'Doctor Who' in New York. I have an affinity with the city. It has some wonderful locations and it is devastatingly vast and huge. Central Park looks amazing on camera.
Matt Smith

I have an affinity for the law. I like looking at the small type on contracts, and if I could have afforded law school, I probably would have gone.
Octavia Spencer
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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
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