affine[ə fīn′, a-]
Origin of affine; from Classical Latin affinis: see affinity
- Of or relating to a transformation of coordinates that is equivalent to a linear transformation followed by a translation.
- Of or relating to the geometry of affine transformations.
Origin of affineFrench affin, closely related, from Old French; see affined.
(comparative more affine, superlative most affine)
- (mathematics) Assigning finite values to finite quantities.
- (mathematics) Of a function, expressible as (which is not linear, but is similar).
- (mathematics) Of or pertaining to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.
- (comparable, chemistry) Having mutual affinity, of two materials.
- (genealogy) A relative by marriage.
(third-person singular simple present affines, present participle affining, simple past and past participle affined)
- To refine.