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affine

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noun af·fine \a-ˈfīn, ə-\

Definition of affine

  1. :  a relative by marriage :  in-law

Origin and Etymology of affine

Anglo-French affin, from Latin affinis, from affinis related


First Known Use: circa 1509


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affine

adjective af·fine

Definition of affine

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a transformation (as a translation, a rotation, or a uniform stretching) that carries straight lines into straight lines and parallel lines into parallel lines but may alter distance between points and angles between lines <affine geometry>

affinely

adverb

Origin and Etymology of affine

Latin affinis, adjective


First Known Use: 1918


Law Dictionary

affine

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noun af·fine \a-ˈfīn, ə-\

Legal Definition of affine

  1. :  a relative by marriage — compare blood relative

affinal

\-ˈfī-nəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of affine

Middle French affin, from Latin affinis, from affinis related, from ad to + finis end, border


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