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adj. Mathematics
1. Of or relating to a transformation of coordinates that is equivalent to a linear transformation followed by a translation.
2. Of or relating to the geometry of affine transformations.

[French affin, closely related, from Old French; see affined.]


(Mathematics) maths of, characterizing, or involving transformations which preserve collinearity, esp in classical geometry, those of translation, rotation and reflection in an axis
[C16: via French from Latin affīnis bordering on, related]


(æˈfaɪn, əˈfaɪn, ˈæf aɪn)

1. a relative by marriage.
adj. Math.
2. assigning finite values to finite quantities.
3. of or pertaining to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.
[1500–10; < Middle French affin related < Latin affīnis bordering on, related by marriage]
af•fine′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affine - (anthropology) kin by marriage
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
kin, kinsperson, family - a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family"
Adj.1.affine - (mathematics) of or pertaining to the geometry of affine transformations
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
2.affine - (anthropology) related by marriage
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage


[ˈæfaɪn] adj (Math) → affine
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Although the clients and affines of the Guise family almost all derived from the elite of Norman society, they were a varied lot.
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