One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Related or connected.
- ‘The Malabar forms are closely affined to Malay types as a rule, although some are peculiar.’
- ‘A predetermined action is affined with a free current of space; therefore, the fluidic currents combine with the free currents, drawing them into their own propulsive flow.’
- ‘With this scheme it is possible to have a case where a ready real time task will not get an idle cpu, however, this should only happen if the task has affined itself to some other cpu (s).’
- ‘On the other hand, resources of a species affined to Acorum calamus L. have been discovered.’
- ‘These findings were largely confirmed for OAS-TL in the plant cysteine synthase complex, where SAT became more affined to its substrates and OAS-TL almost inactivated in the complex, causing OAS to leave the complex.’
Late 16th century: from Latin affinis ‘related’ (see affinity) + -ed.
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