[a-fahyn, uh-fahyn, af-ahyn]
- a person related to one by marriage.
- assigning finite values to finite quantities.
- of or relating to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.
Origin of affine
1500–10; < French affin related < Latin affinis akin, neighboring
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- maths of, characterizing, or involving transformations which preserve collinearity, esp in classical geometry, those of translation, rotation and reflection in an axis
C16: via French from Latin affīnis bordering on, related
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