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# affine

[ a-fahyn, uh-fahyn, af-ahyn ]

/ Ã¦ËˆfaÉªn, É™ËˆfaÉªn, ËˆÃ¦f aÉªn /

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noun

a person related to one by marriage.

adjective Mathematics.

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

1500â€“10; <French affin related <Latin affinis akin, neighboring

## OTHER WORDS FROM affine

afÂ·fineÂ·ly, adverb## Words nearby affine

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## How to use affine in a sentence

Chondrioderma affine, Rost., is said to be the same species.

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## British Dictionary definitions for affine

affine

/ (ËˆÃ¦faÉªn) /

adjective

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 affÄ«nis bordering on, related

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