The definition of affection is love, or a fond attachment for something or something.(noun)
A mother hugging her child, a cat cuddling with his owner and a husband bringing flowers for his wife are each an example of affection.
See affection in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME affecciun < OFr affection < L affectio, a state of feeling < pp. of afficere: see affect
See affection in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English affeccioun
Origin: , from Old French affection
Origin: , from Latin affectiō, affectiōn-
Origin: , from affectus
Origin: , past participle of afficere, to affect, influence; see affect1.
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