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From the Latin adfectus, variant spelling of affectus (endowed with”, “possessed of”; “affected”; “impaired”, “weakened), whence affect and, indirectly, affected.


adfected (not comparable)

  1. (algebra, archaic, of an equation) Having different powers of the unknown quantity in its various terms.

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