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Pin vs. Affix — What's the Difference?

Pin vs. Affix — What's the Difference?

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Pin

A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together, and can have three sorts of body: a shaft of a rigid inflexible material meant to be inserted in a slot, groove, or hole (as with pivots, hinges, and jigs); a shaft connected to a head and ending in a sharp tip meant to pierce one or more pieces of soft materials like cloth or paper (the straight or push pin); a single strip of a rigid but flexible material (e.g. a wire) whose length has been folded into parallel prongs in such fashion that the middle length of each curves towards the other so that, when anything is inserted between them, they act as a clamp (e.g.
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Affix

In linguistics, an affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word or word form. Affixes may be derivational, like English -ness and pre-, or inflectional, like English plural -s and past tense -ed.
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Pin

An identifying number allocated to an individual by a bank or other organization and used for validating electronic transactions.
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Affix

Stick, attach, or fasten (something) to something else
Panels to which he affixes copies of fine old prints
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Pin

Attach or fasten with a pin or pins
Her hair was pinned back
He pinned the badge on to his lapel
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Affix

An addition to the base form or stem of a word in order to modify its meaning or create a new word.
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Pin

Hold (someone) firmly in a specified position so they are unable to move
Richards pinned him down until the police arrived
She was standing pinned against the door
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Affix

To secure to something; attach
Affix a label to a package.
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Pin

Hinder or prevent (a piece or pawn) from moving because of the danger to a more valuable piece standing behind it along the line of an attack
The black rook on e4 is pinned
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Affix

To impute; attribute
Affix blame to him.
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Pin

A short, straight, stiff piece of wire with a blunt head and a sharp point, used especially for fastening.
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Affix

To place at the end; append
Affix a postscript to a letter.
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Pin

Something, such as a safety pin, that resembles such a piece of wire in shape or use.
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Affix

(Linguistics) To add as an affix.
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Pin

A whit; a jot
Didn't care a pin about the matter.
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Affix

Something that is attached, joined, or added; an appendage or addition.
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Pin

A thin rod for securing the ends of fractured bones.
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Affix

(Linguistics) A word element, such as a prefix or suffix, that can only occur attached to a base, stem, or root.
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Pin

A peg for fixing the crown to the root of a tooth.
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Affix

That which is affixed; an appendage.
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Pin

A cotter pin.
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Affix

(linguistic morphology) A bound morpheme added to the word’s stem's end.
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Pin

The part of a key stem entering a lock.
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Affix

A bound morpheme added to a word’s stem; a prefix, suffix, etc.
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Pin

(Music) One of the pegs securing the strings and regulating their tension on a stringed instrument.
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Affix

(mathematics) The complex number a+bi associated with the point in the Gauss plane with coordinates (a,b).
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Pin

(Nautical) A belaying pin.
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Affix

(decorative art) Any small feature, as a figure, a flower, or the like, added for ornament to a vessel or other utensil, to an architectural feature.
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Pin

(Nautical) A thole pin.
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Affix

(transitive) To attach.
To affix a stigma to a person
To affix ridicule or blame to somebody
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Pin

An ornament fastened to clothing by means of a clasp.
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Affix

(transitive) To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to.
To affix a syllable to a word
To affix a seal to an instrument
To affix one's name to a writing
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Pin

A rolling pin.
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Affix

(transitive) To fix or fasten figuratively; with on or upon.
Eyes affixed upon the ground
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Pin

One of the wooden clubs at which the ball is aimed in bowling.
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Affix

To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's name to a writing.
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Pin

A flagstick.
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Affix

To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.
Should they [caterpillars] affix them to the leaves of a plant improper for their food.
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Pin

See fall.
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Affix

To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.
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Pin

Pins(Informal) The legs
Is steady on his pins.
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Affix

To fix or fasten figuratively; - with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.
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Pin

(Electronics) A lead on a device that plugs into a socket to connect the device to a system.
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Affix

That which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix.
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Pin

Any of the pegs on the platen of a printer, which engage holes at the edges of paper.
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Affix

A linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
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Pin

Any of the styluses that form a dot matrix on a printer.
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Affix

Attach to;
Affix the seal here
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Pin

Any of the small metal prongs at the end of a connector that fit into the holes in a port.
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Affix

Add to the very end;
He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language
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Pin

To fasten or secure with or as if with a pin or pins.
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Affix

Attach or become attached to a stem word;
Grammatical morphemes afix to the stem
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Pin

To transfix.
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Pin

To place in a position of trusting dependence
He pinned his faith on an absurdity.
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Pin

To hold fast; immobilize
He was pinned under the wreckage of the truck.
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Pin

(Sports) To win a fall from in wrestling.
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Pin

To give (a woman) a fraternity pin in token of attachment.
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Pin

Having a grain suggestive of the heads of pins. Used of leather.
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Pin

A needle without an eye (usually) made of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
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Pin

A small nail with a head and a sharp point.
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Pin

A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.
Pull the pin out of the grenade before throwing it at the enemy.
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Pin

The victory condition of holding the opponent's shoulders on the wrestling mat for a prescribed period of time.
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Pin

A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.
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Pin

A leg.
I'm not so good on my pins these days.
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Pin

(electricity) Any of the individual connecting elements of a multipole electrical connector.
The UK standard connector for domestic mains electricity has three pins.
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Pin

A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin.
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Pin

(US) A simple accessory that can be attached to clothing with a pin or fastener, often round and bearing a design, logo or message, and used for decoration, identification or to show political affiliation, etc.
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Pin

(chess) Either a scenario in which moving a lesser piece to escape from attack would expose a more valuable piece to being taken instead, or one where moving a piece is impossible as it would place the king in check.
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Pin

(golf) The flagstick: the flag-bearing pole which marks the location of a hole
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Pin

(curling) The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area)
The shot landed right on the pin.
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Pin

(archery) The spot at the exact centre of the target, originally a literal pin that fastened the target in place.
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Pin

(obsolete) A mood, a state of being.
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Pin

One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each person should drink.
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Pin

Caligo.
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Pin

A thing of small value; a trifle.
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Pin

A peg in musical instruments for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
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Pin

(engineering) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
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Pin

The tenon of a dovetail joint.
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Pin

A size of brewery cask, equal to half a firkin, or eighth of a barrel.
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Pin

(informal) A pinball machine.
I spent most of my time in the arcade playing pins.
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Pin

(locksmithing) A small cylindrical object which blocks the rotation of a pin-tumbler lock when the incorrect key is inserted.
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Pin

(often followed by a preposition such as "to" or "on") To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.
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Pin

To cause (a piece) to be in a pin.
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Pin

(wrestling) To pin down (someone).
He pinned his opponent on the mat.
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Pin

To enclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
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Pin

To attach (an icon, application, message etc.) to another item so that it persists.
To pin a folder to the taskbar
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Pin

To fix (an array in memory, a security certificate, etc.) so that it cannot be modified.
When marshaling data, the interop marshaler can copy or pin the data being marshaled.
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Pin

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Pin

(transitive) To cause an analog gauge to reach the stop pin at the high end of the range.
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Pin

To peen.
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Pin

To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
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Pin

To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.
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Pin

A piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used for fastening separate articles together, or as a support by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg; a bolt.
With pins of adamantAnd chains they made all fast.
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Pin

Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.
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Pin

Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
He . . . did not care a pin for her.
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Pin

That which resembles a pin in its form or use
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Pin

One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.
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Pin

The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
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Pin

Mood; humor.
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Pin

Caligo. See Caligo.
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Pin

An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
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Pin

The leg; as, to knock one off his pins.
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Pin

A piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
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Pin

When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
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Pin

Small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
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Pin

A number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
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Pin

Informal terms of the leg;
Fever left him weak on his sticks
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Pin

Axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
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Pin

Cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
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Pin

Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
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Pin

A small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
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Pin

A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
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Pin

A club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in groups as a target
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Pin

To hold fast or prevent from moving;
The child was pinned under the fallen tree
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Pin

Attach or fasten with pins
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Pin

Pierce with a pin;
Pin down the butterfly
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Pin

Immobilize a piece
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