# affine

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## af·fine

(ə-fīn′)*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**.]## affine

(ˈæfaɪn)*adj*

(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]## af•fine

(æˈfaɪn, əˈfaɪn, ˈæf aɪn)*n.*

**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.*

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Noun | 1. | affine - (anthropology) kin by marriageanthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings |

Adj. | 1. | affine - (mathematics) of or pertaining to the geometry of affine transformationsmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement |

2. | affine - (anthropology) related by marriageanthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage |

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