affine[ə fīn′, a-]
affine definition by Webster's New World
a person related by marriage
- affinal adjective
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Math. of or having to do with projecting or mapping a geometric figure on a second plane or surface so that the new image retains the original parallel straight lines while being shifted, stretched, etc.
Origin: ; from Classical Latin affinis: see affinity
affine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: French affin, closely related, from Old French; see affined.