Affinity Definition

ə-fĭnĭ-tē
affinities
noun
affinities
A natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship.
A special affinity with animals; a cultural affinity for the automobile.
American Heritage
Relationship by marriage.
Webster's New World
A natural tendency or ability to use or do something.
An affinity with languages; an affinity for making money.
American Heritage
Close relationship; connection.
Webster's New World
A natural compatibility of one thing with another.
American Heritage
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A relationship or resemblance in structure between species that suggests a common origin.
American Heritage Science
An attraction or force between particles that causes them to combine, as the attraction between an antigen and an antibody.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Affinity

Noun

Singular:
affinity
Plural:
affinities

Origin of Affinity

  • Middle English affinite relationship by marriage from Old French afinite from Latin affīnitās from affīnis related by marriage affined

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French affinité.

    From Wiktionary

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