# affine

*See also:*

**affiné**

## Contents

## EnglishEdit

### EtymologyEdit

from Latin *affinis* (“connected with”)

### PronunciationEdit

- IPA
^{(key)}: /əˈfaɪn/

### AdjectiveEdit

**affine** (*comparative* **more affine**, *superlative* **most affine**)

- (mathematics) Assigning finite values to finite quantities.
- (mathematics) Of a function, expressible as (which is not linear, but is similar).
- (mathematics) Of or pertaining to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.
- (comparable, chemistry) Having mutual affinity, of two materials.

#### Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

#### TranslationsEdit

describing a kind of functions

pertaining to transformations that preserves parallel lines and finite points

### NounEdit

**affine** (*plural* **affines**)

- (genealogy) A relative by marriage.

#### SynonymsEdit

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### VerbEdit

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

- To refine.

## FrenchEdit

### VerbEdit

**affine**

- first-person singular present indicative of
*affiner* - third-person singular present indicative of
*affiner* - first-person singular present subjunctive of
*affiner* - third-person singular present subjunctive of
*affiner* - second-person singular imperative of
*affiner*

## ItalianEdit

### EtymologyEdit

### AdjectiveEdit

**affine** (*masculine and feminine plural* **affini**)

### NounEdit

**affine** m, f (*plural* **affini**)

- in-law
- similar product

## LatinEdit

### AdjectiveEdit

**affīne**

- nominative neuter singular of
*affīnis* - accusative neuter singular of
*affīnis* - vocative neuter singular of
*affīnis*