Meaning of AFFINE in English

AFFINE

[ ə'fʌɪn ]

■ adjective Mathematics allowing for or preserving parallel relationships.

■ noun Anthropology a relative by marriage.

Origin

C16 (asnoun): from OFr. afin or L. affinis (see affinity ).

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