Noun(1) (immunology(2) (anthropology(3) (biology(4) a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character(5) the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule(6) inherent resemblance between persons or things(7) a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
(1) Peoples with no particular affinity toward each other are bound together in a state that was largely externally created and not the outcome of local political processes.(2) the bacterial proteins bind to these molecules with high affinity(3) She has a natural affinity for the little-sister role, and has begun to follow Adrianne everywhere she goes.(4) The bulk of local people were from the same Pashtun tribal stock as the Afghans of Kandahar and Jalalabad, and they felt close cultural and tribal affinity with those over the border.(5) Not surprisingly, we can see an affinity to Warhol's early films in this series of paintings.(6) She discovered she had an affinity with horses immediately(7) Ten years later, the two women meet at their children's school and find that they have a natural affinity for one another.(8) When the divalent cation dissociates from actin, the affinity of actin for nucleotide is greatly reduced.(9) Yet she is also conscious of her own gypsy blood, of her affinity with these creatures.(10) He also suggested that Polyzoniida may have a closer affinity to Glomeridesmida than to the other colobognath taxa.(11) However, many states only punished relationships between first cousins and closer, and others only punished relationships of consanguinity, but not affinity .(12) He was most at home when working on the land and had a natural affinity with country people.(13) the distinction between kinship and affinity is not always clear-cut(14) Across the continent there were marked continuities in physical characteristics and cultural features, and many linkages based on relations of kinship, affinity , exchange, and religion.(15) a semantic affinity between two words(16) Croats also began to look to Serbs and other southern Slavs as people with whom they shared a linguistic and cultural affinity .