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Affinity vs. Kin

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Affinitynoun

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

Kinnoun

Race; family; breed; kind.

Affinitynoun

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

Kinnoun

(collectively) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.

Affinitynoun

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

Kinnoun

One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.

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Affinitynoun

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

Kinnoun

Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.

Affinitynoun

Any romantic relationship.

Kinnoun

Kind; sort; manner; way.

Affinitynoun

Any passionate love for something.

Kinadjective

Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".

‘It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.’;

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Affinitynoun

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

Kinnoun

A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.

Affinitynoun

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

Kinnoun

Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.

Affinitynoun

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

Kinnoun

Relatives; persons of the same family or race.

‘The father, mother, and the kin beside.’; ‘You are of kin, and so a friend to their persons.’;

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Affinitynoun

(medicine) The attraction between an antibody and an antigen

Kinnoun

The unit velocity in the C. G. S. system - a velocity of one centimeter per second.

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

Kinadjective

Of the same nature or kind; kinder.

Affinitynoun

(geometry) An automorphism of affine space.

Kinnoun

a person having kinship with another or others;

‘he's kin’; ‘he's family’;

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.’;

Kinnoun

group of people related by blood or marriage

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.’;

Kinadjective

related by blood

Affinitynoun

Companionship; acquaintance.

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

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.

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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