Meaning of AFFINE in English

— affinely , adv.

/a fuyn", euh fuyn", af"uyn/ , n.

1. a person related to one by marriage.

adj. Math.

2. assigning finite values to finite quantities.

3. of or pertaining to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.

[ 1500-10; affin related affinis akin, neighboring ]

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