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  1. affinity

    • IPA[əˈfɪnɪti]

    英式

    • n.
      a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something;a similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, especially a resemblance in structure between animals, plants, or languages
    • noun: affinity, plural noun: affinities

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    • 1. a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something:

      he had a special affinity with horses

    • 2. a similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, especially a resemblance in structure between animals, plants, or languages:

      a semantic affinity between two words

    • 3. relationship, especially by marriage as opposed to blood ties:

      the distinction between kinship and affinity is not always clear-cut

    • 4. the degree to which a substance tends to combine with another:

      the bacterial proteins bind to these molecules with high affinity

    • n. a credit card carrying the name of an organization to which a portion of the money spent using the card is paid.

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    • n. a cheque card or credit card for which the bank donates a portion of the money spent using the card to a specific charity or other organization.

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    • n. fraud that targets people belonging to a particular community or group, typically that in which someone pretends to be a member of the group in order to gain the trust of others:

    • the dangers of pyramid schemes and affinity fraud

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    • n. a correspondence with, or feeling of sympathy or attraction towards, a particular idea, attitude, or person:

    • there is an elective affinity between this cultural vision and the religious vision of the Church

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    • n. a group of people linked by a common interest or purpose:

    • affinity groups are the key to forwarding a company's diversity agenda

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    • n. a group of people linked by a common interest or purpose:

    • affinity groups are the key to forwarding a company's diversity agenda

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    • n. fraud that targets people belonging to a particular community or group, typically that in which someone pretends to be a member of the group in order to gain the trust of others:

    • the dangers of pyramid schemes and affinity fraud

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    • IPA[əˈfinədē]

    美式

    • n.
      a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something:
    • he has an affinity for the music of Berlioz

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