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affine

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

noun

  1. a person related to one by marriage.


adjective

, Mathematics.
  1. assigning finite values to finite quantities.
  2. of or relating to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.

affine

/ ˈæfaɪn /

adjective

  1. maths of, characterizing, or involving transformations which preserve collinearity, esp in classical geometry, those of translation, rotation and reflection in an axis


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Other Words From

  • af·finely adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of affine1

1500–10; < French affin related < Latin affinis akin, neighboring

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Word History and Origins

Origin of affine1

C16: via French from Latin affīnis bordering on, related

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Example Sentences

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

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