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  Words related to affinity

Related / Similar Words: chemical attraction, kinship, phylogenetic relation, kinship by marriage

 

Definition:
  • a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James''s affinity with Sam";
  • inherent resemblance between persons or things;
  • the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk";
  • (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody;
  • 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";
  • (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";
  • kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship;

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    Hyponyms: rapport, resonance, sympathy, steprelationship

     

     
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