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Definition 1: inherent resemblance between persons or things - [noun denoting attribute]

(affinity is a kind of ...) similarity in appearance or external or superficial details

Definition 2: a natural attraction or feeling of kinship - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where affinity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an affinity for politics
  • the mysterious affinity between them
  • James's affinity with Sam

(affinity is a kind of ...) the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

"her personality held a strange attraction for him"

Definition 3: the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where affinity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk

Synonyms for affinity in the sense of this definition

(affinity is a kind of ...) (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

"force equals mass times acceleration"

Definition 4: (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(affinity is a kind of ...) the force by which one object attracts another

(affinity belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system

Definition 5: (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship - [noun denoting linkdef]

(affinity is a kind of ...) (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

(... is a kind of affinity ) a family relationship by virtue of remarriage

(affinity belongs to category ...) the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

Definition 6: (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where affinity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans

Synonyms for affinity in the sense of this definition

(affinity is a kind of ...) (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

(affinity belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 7: a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where affinity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • found a natural affinity with the immigrants
  • felt a deep kinship with the other students
  • anthropology's kinship with the humanities

Synonyms for affinity in the sense of this definition

(affinity is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

(... is a kind of affinity ) a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people

(... is a kind of affinity ) a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other

"the two of them were in close sympathy"

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