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Meaning & Definition of Affinity in English

English

Affinity

/əfɪnəti/

noun

1. (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody

    synonym:
  • affinity

2. (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption

  • Not a blood relationship
    synonym:
  • affinity

3. (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"
    synonym:
  • affinity
  • ,
  • phylogenetic relation

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • affinity
  • ,
  • kinship

5. The force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule

  • "Basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"
    synonym:
  • affinity
  • ,
  • chemical attraction

6. Inherent resemblance between persons or things

    synonym:
  • affinity

7. A natural attraction or feeling of kinship

  • "An affinity for politics"
  • "The mysterious affinity between them"
  • "James's affinity with sam"
    synonym:
  • affinity