e-tutor.com - Online tutoring, learning, and homeschooling resources      Home    Enroll    Tour    Contact Us    Graphing Calculator         Dictionary Home    Index    About   
 
     
 

Definition of 'affinity'

You searched for affinities

Noun

  1. the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"
       Synonyms: chemical attraction
  2. (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
  3. (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
       Antonyms: consanguinity blood kinship cognation
  4. (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts; "in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans"
       Synonyms: phylogenetic relation
  5. a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
       Synonyms: kinship
  6. inherent resemblance between persons or things
  7. a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James's affinity with Sam"


Get this dictionary without ads as part of the e-Tutor Virtual Learning Program.