noun, plural af·fin·i·ties.
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Origin of affinity
OTHER WORDS FROM affinitynon·af·fin·i·ty, noun, plural non·af·fin·i·ties, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH affinityaffinity infinity
Words nearby affinity
Example sentences from the Web for affinities
These affinities are arguably at the heart of the 40-year dalliance of Iranian and Syrian despots.
Olivier is based loosely on Alexis de Tocqueville and Parrot has affinities with Audubon.
The Australasian affinities of Pityriasis emphasize its zoogeographical peculiarities.Birds from North Borneo|Max C. Thompson
His affinities, by virtue of his poetic nature, are for what is enduring in the transient.
The diagnosis of the disease is not easily mistaken, though it has its affinities as well as other maladies.The Two Admirals|J. Fenimore Cooper
Two thousand five hundred years, assuming no longer period, have not obliterated these affinities of language.Incentives to the Study of the Ancient Period of American History|Henry R. Schoolcraft
Why, affinities marry in every page of the pink Sunday papers!The Annals of Ann|Kate Trimble Sharber
British Dictionary definitions for affinities
noun plural -ties
- the tendency for two substances to combine; chemical attraction
- a measure of the tendency of a chemical reaction to take place expressed in terms of the free energy changeSymbol: A