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affine

[ a-fahyn, uh-fahyn, af-ahyn ]
/ æˈfaɪn, əˈfaɪn, ˈæf aɪn /
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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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM affine

af·fine·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for affine

affine
/ (ˈæfaɪn) /

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 affīnis bordering on, related
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