[ uh-fil-ee-uh-tiv, -ey-tiv ]
/ əˈfɪl i ə tɪv, -ˌeɪ tɪv /
the urge to form friendships and attachments, typically prompting a person to attend social gatherings and join organizations as a way of preventing loneliness and gaining emotional security.
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- affiliation order,
- affiliation proceedings,
- affine geometry,
- affine group,
Origin of affiliative drive
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