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affine

See also: affiné

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affine (comparative more affine, superlative most affine)

  1. (mathematics) Assigning finite values to finite quantities.
  2. (mathematics) Of a function, expressible as f(\vec x)= A \vec x + \vec b (which is not linear, but is similar).
  3. (mathematics) Of or pertaining to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.
  4. (comparable, chemistry) Having mutual affinity, of two materials.

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affine (plural affines)

  1. (genealogy) A relative by marriage.

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affine (third-person singular simple present affines, present participle affining, simple past and past participle affined)

  1. To refine.

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affine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of affiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of affiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of affiner
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of affiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of affiner

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin affinis.

AdjectiveEdit

affine m, f (masculine and feminine plural affini)

  1. similar
  2. cognate
  3. related, akin
  4. (mathematics) affine

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affine m, f (plural affini)

  1. in-law
  2. similar product

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affīne

  1. nominative neuter singular of affīnis
  2. accusative neuter singular of affīnis
  3. vocative neuter singular of affīnis

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affine

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of affin.