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Affinity vs. Infinity

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Affinitynoun

A natural attraction or feeling of kinship to a person or thing.

Infinitynoun

(uncountable) Endlessness, unlimitedness, absence of a beginning, end or limits to size.

Affinitynoun

A family relationship through marriage of a relative (e.g. sister-in-law), as opposed to consanguinity (e.g. sister).

Infinitynoun

A number that has an infinite numerical value that cannot be counted.

Affinitynoun

A kinsman or kinswoman of a such relationship; one who is affinal.

Infinitynoun

An idealised point which is said to be approached by sequences of values whose magnitudes increase without bound.

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Affinitynoun

The fact of and manner in which something is related to another.

Infinitynoun

(uncountable) A number which is very large compared to some characteristic number. For example, in optics, an object which is much further away than the focal length of a lens is said to be "at infinity", as the distance of the image from the lens varies very little as the distance increases further.

Affinitynoun

Any romantic relationship.

Infinitynoun

(uncountable) The symbol ∞.

Affinitynoun

Any passionate love for something.

Infinitynoun

Unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity; eternity; boundlessness; immensity.

‘There can not be more infinities than one; for one of them would limit the other.’;

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Affinitynoun

(taxonomy) resemblances between biological populations; resemblances that suggest that they are of a common origin, type or stock.

Infinitynoun

Unlimited capacity, energy, excellence, or knowledge; as, the infinity of God and his perfections.

Affinitynoun

(geology) structural resemblances between minerals; resemblances that suggest that they are of a common origin or type.

Infinitynoun

Endless or indefinite number; great multitude; as an infinity of beauties.

Affinitynoun

(chemistry) An attractive force between atoms, or groups of atoms, that contributes towards their forming bonds

Infinitynoun

A quantity greater than any assignable quantity of the same kind.

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Affinitynoun

(medicine) The attraction between an antibody and an antigen

Infinitynoun

That part of a line, or of a plane, or of space, which is infinitely distant. In modern geometry, parallel lines or planes are sometimes treated as lines or planes meeting at infinity.

Affinitynoun

(computing) tendency to keep a task running on the same processor in a symmetric multiprocessing operating system to reduce the frequency of cache misses

Infinitynoun

time without end

Affinitynoun

(geometry) An automorphism of affine space.

Infinitynoun

the state or quality of being infinite

‘the infinity of space’;

Affinitynoun

Relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife's blood relations, or between a wife and her husband's blood relations); - in contradistinction to consanguinity, or relationship by blood; - followed by with, to, or between.

‘Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh.’;

Infinitynoun

an infinite or very great number or amount

‘an infinity of combinations’;

Affinitynoun

Kinship generally; close agreement; relation; conformity; resemblance; connection; as, the affinity of sounds, of colors, or of languages.

‘There is a close affinity between imposture and credulity.’;

Infinitynoun

a point in space or time that is or seems infinitely distant

‘the lawns stretched into infinity’;

Affinitynoun

Companionship; acquaintance.

‘About forty years past, I began a happy affinity with William Cranmer.’;

Infinitynoun

a number greater than any assignable quantity or countable number (symbol ∞)

‘the transmission approaches 100% as the frequency tends to infinity’;

Affinitynoun

That attraction which takes place, at an insensible distance, between the heterogeneous particles of bodies, and unites them to form chemical compounds; chemism; chemical or elective affinity or attraction.

Infinity

Infinity is that which is boundless or endless, or something that is larger than any real or natural number. It is often denoted by the infinity symbol shown here.

Affinitynoun

A relation between species or higher groups dependent on resemblance in the whole plan of structure, and indicating community of origin.

Affinitynoun

A superior spiritual relationship or attraction held to exist sometimes between persons, esp. persons of the opposite sex; also, the man or woman who exerts such psychical or spiritual attraction.

Affinitynoun

the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule;

‘basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk’;

Affinitynoun

(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody

Affinitynoun

kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship

Affinitynoun

(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’;

Affinitynoun

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’;

Affinitynoun

inherent resemblance between persons or things

Affinitynoun

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship;

‘an affinity for politics’; ‘the mysterious affinity between them’; ‘James's affinity with Sam’;

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