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Synonyms for affinity

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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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Affinitive Interaction (AI): Direct body-touching activities without apparent encounter among individuals, including mutual grooming and licking.
The hypothesis for m6dA-mediated regulation of gene expression is that m6dA readers (to be identified) are highly affinitive to and bind to the m6dA sites, then the readers may recruit their interaction factors involved in transcription initiation, repression, and so on.
Kael was almost 30 by the post-World War II commencement of the Cold War, when the re-orientated energies of American foreign policy created new spatialities of affinitive and non-affinitive publics of American and global (non-American) composition.
During the non-mating season, males exhibited bedding behaviour significantly (96.14 [+ or -] 15.71 s) more than females (42.32 [+ or -] 11.35 s) (p<0.01) in every sampling period of 5 min, and females exhibited standing-gazing (67.38 [+ or -] 12.69 s), moving (27.41 [+ or -] 5.02 s) and affinitive interaction (7.89 [+ or -] 4.81 s) not more than males (SG: 56.43 [+ or -] 9.19 s; MO: 19.23 [+ or -] 4.64 s; AI: 1.45 {+ or -] 1.09 s) (p>0.05).
Thus, these poets "increasingly subordinated figurative meanings to observation, questioned or discarded oppressive hierarchical assumptions, and expressed specific and affinitive perception of actual animals, plants, elements, and processes" (5).
In the nation-state, the affinitive power of identity and group allegiance has been channeled into country development, encouraging stability, growth, and good governance.
It is well known that the acidity of the sulfate catalyst is affinitive to its calcination temperature.
Like scientists who look through microscopes to view the smallest structures of living creatures and then record them in fine detail, these poets move away from emblematic, allegorical representations of nature to represent the natural world as they observe it, "subordinat[ing] figurative meaning to observation, question[ing] or discard[ing] oppressive hierarchal assumptions, and express[ing] specific and affinitive perception of actual animals, plants, elements, and processes" (5).
Since then she has made various works that articulate an affinitive yet ambiguous relationship between physical space and the representation of the plane.
Again, this is partly to do with velocity, with a spectral construction of logical and affinitive relations through which the user travels so quickly and frictionlessly as to perceive only an undifferentiated white light.