Affinity


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Affinity

  • (noun) a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something; “she had a special affinity with horses”
  • (noun) a similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, especially a resemblance in structure between animals, plants, or languages; “a semantic affinity between two words”
  • (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship.
  • (biochemistry) the degree to which a substance tends to combine with another; “the bacterial proteins bind to these molecules with high affinity”

Affinity (अफिनटी / अफिनिटी) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • आकर्षण, नाता, बन्धुत्व, मिलनसारिता, रिश्तेदारी, विवाह-सम्बन्ध, संबंध, समानता

Affinity Origin

  • Middle English (in the sense ‘relationship by marriage’): via Old French from Latin affinitas, from affinis ‘related’ (literally ‘bordering on’), from ad- ‘to’ + finis ‘border’.

Affinity in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • However, insiders say Jaipur could well be the frontrunner, particularly as Mumbai Indians have an affinity towards this city.
  • Living here in London, I grew up with a strong affinity to Bombay.
  • Having grown up shuttling between Mumbai and Pune, 33-year-old Assad Dadan always had an affinity for food.
  • After that he lost his job and his affinity towards alcohol grew worse.
  • I have felt a strong affinity for my nation since my childhood, for my land, for this soil.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of affinity

  • affinity = a feel near city (e.g affinity to Bombay)

Affinity Pronunciation


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