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Affiche
afficionado
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affine geometry
affine transformation
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affine definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (mathematics) of or pertaining to the geometry of affine transformations
2: (anthropology) related by marriage [syn: affinal, affine] n
1: (anthropology) kin by marriage

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Anglo-French affin, from Latin affinis, from affinis related Date: circa 1509 a relative by marriage ; in-law II. adjective Etymology: Latin affinis, adjective Date: 1918 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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Affine Af*fine", v. t. [F. affiner to refine; ? (L. ad) + fin fine. See Fine.] To refine. [Obs.] --Holland.




 


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