[ a-fahyn, uh-fahyn, af-ahyn ]
/ æˈfaɪn, əˈfaɪn, ˈæf aɪn /
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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.
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Origin of affine
1500–10; <French affin related <Latin affinis akin, neighboring
OTHER WORDS FROM affineaf·fine·ly, adverb
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How to use affine in a sentence
Chondrioderma affine, Rost., is said to be the same species.The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio|A. P. Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for affine
/ (ˈæfaɪn) /
maths of, characterizing, or involving transformations which preserve collinearity, esp in classical geometry, those of translation, rotation and reflection in an axis
Word Origin for affine
C16: via French from Latin affīnis bordering on, related
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