Meaning of AFFINE in English


Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin affinis, adjective

Date: 1918

: of, relating to, or being a transformation (as a translation, a rotation, or a uniform stretching) that carries straight lines into straight lines and parallel lines into parallel lines but may alter distance between points and angles between lines < affine geometry>

– af · fine · ly adverb

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