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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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Have you ever considered this matter of affinities? Affinities are the--the--Wait a moment.'
Affinities are the zero on the roulette-board of life.
'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. To persons of spirit like ourselves the only happy marriage is that which is based on a firm foundation of almost incessant quarrelling.
'Affinities,' explained Mr Vince over his shoulder.
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.
Not less does the brain of Davy or of Gay-Lussac, from childhood exploring the affinities and repulsions of particles, anticipate the laws of organization.
Yet every history should be written in a wisdom which divined the range of our affinities and looked at facts as symbols.
Social and cultural spaces are increasingly defined around affinities...
Another way to characterize a particular site on a binding agent is to compare the retention or affinities of this agent for a series of related compounds.