(redirected from Affines)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
  • all
  • noun
  • adj

Synonyms for affine

(anthropology) kin by marriage

(mathematics) of or pertaining to the geometry of affine transformations

(anthropology) related by marriage


Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
An affine section in the bundle E is a differentiable map M [?
Every vector bundle is an affine bundle, called a central affine bundle.
It follows that we can consider an affine Hamiltonian h on T[M.
Let us find a way to construct non-trivial affine Hamiltonians using Hamiltonians on [M.
I]) is an affine bundle, for k [greater than or equal to] 1.
Warraber women are generally reluctant to become a focus of others' attention, most importantly from male affines, a situation that involves embarrassment (sem, shame).
If close female kin such as parental affines, or even an elderly neighbour are encountered, some will inevitably request fish: 'do you have any fish for me?
In this situation, the numbers and range of resident kin and affines who expect to be included can be substantially reduced.
However, her labour was also requested from an elderly woman living next door to her affines who had no grown-up daughters (only sons).
The muted but always present disjuncture between the ideal and practice always has the potential to create suspicion or resentment and regularly creates friction or stress in relationships between older and younger women, particularly affines.
Furthermore, the emic function the Anganen assign to omana and angare is to promote harmony between affines through communion as the mutual consumption of food in Anganen forges co-identification between consumers.
With small omana there is a sense of gender complementarity and a commonality among affines through the mutual consumption of food.
I have noted that death causes anger and opposition between those that should share harmonious relations, affines and allies.
However, the Anganen emphasise that young men have great shame in the presence of their would-be affines due to the likely commencement of sexual relations with their daughter or sister.
It is this feature, together with the estrangement of `remote' affines, which Beatty suggests explains why, in a social context where wife-giving groups are culturally regarded as superior to wife-taking individuals and open asymmetric pathways prevail, there is not the tendency, contra Leach, towards `an alliance based class systems or the development of hierarchical forms.