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Synonyms for affinity

Synonyms for affinity

Synonyms for affinity

(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody

(biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts

a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character

the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule

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inherent resemblance between persons or things

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a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

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The fact that we cannot meet without your endeavouring to plant a temperamental left jab on my spiritual solar plexus encourages me to think that you are beginning at last to understand that we are affinities.
In the next chapter I shall consider the geological succession of organic beings throughout time; in the eleventh and twelfth, their geographical distribution throughout space; in the thirteenth, their classification or mutual affinities, both when mature and in an embryonic condition.
The iambic measure then replaced the trochaic tetrameter, which was originally employed when the poetry was of the Satyric order, and had greater affinities with dancing.
She was a solvent powerful to reconcile all heterogeneous persons into one society: like air or water, an element of such a great range of affinities that it combines readily with a thousand substances.
His power consists in the multitude of his affinities, in the fact that his life is intertwined with the whole chain of organic and inorganic being.