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Characterized by affinity; of the nature of affinity. In later use: of or relating to affinity.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country. From classical Latin affīnitāt-, affīnitās affinity + -ive, after e.g. quantitative.
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