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Affinity vs. Kin

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  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

    Any romantic relationship.

  • Affinity (noun)

    Any passionate love for something.

  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

    The attraction between an antibody and an antigen

  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

    An automorphism of affine space.

  • Kin (noun)

    Race; family; breed; kind.

  • Kin (noun)

    Persons of the same race or family; kindred.

  • Kin (noun)

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

  • Kin (noun)

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

  • Kin (noun)

    Kind; sort; manner; way.

  • Kin (adjective)

    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."

Wiktionary
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  • Affinity (noun)

    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.

  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

    Companionship; acquaintance.

  • Affinity (noun)

    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.

  • Affinity (noun)

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

  • Affinity (noun)

    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.

  • Kin (noun)

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

  • Kin (noun)

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

  • Kin (noun)

    Relatives; persons of the same family or race.

  • Kin (noun)

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

  • Kin (adjective)

    Of the same nature or kind; kinder.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Affinity (noun)

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

    "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"

  • Affinity (noun)

    (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody

  • Affinity (noun)

    kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship

  • Affinity (noun)

    (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"

  • Affinity (noun)

    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"

  • Affinity (noun)

    inherent resemblance between persons or things

  • Affinity (noun)

    a natural attraction or feeling of kinship;

    "an affinity for politics"

    "the mysterious affinity between them"

    "James's affinity with Sam"

  • Kin (noun)

    a person having kinship with another or others;

    "he's kin"

    "he's family"

  • Kin (noun)

    group of people related by blood or marriage

  • Kin (adjective)

    related by blood

Princeton's WordNet
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