Affinity

Affinity is the tendency of a molecule to associate with another. The affinity of a drug is its ability to bind to its biological target (receptor, enzyme, transport system, etc.) For pharmacological receptors it can be thought of as the frequency with which the drug, when brought into the proximity of a receptor by diffusion, will reside at a pos...
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affinity

(ә-fin´ĭ-te) attraction; a tendency to seek out or unite with another object or substance. in chemistry, the tendency of two substances to form strong or weak chemical bonds forming molecules or complexes. in immunology, the thermodynamic bond strength of an antigen-antibody complex.
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affinity

(48) kinship; family.
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affinity

(from the article `Australian Aborigine`) ...flouting of kinship conventions brought censure, since it threatened the social structure. Children were not bound by such rules and did not ... ...married pair will be separated from his or her more important kin of the family of orientation (i.e., the family with whom one is reared). If thi...
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affinity

(from the article `drug`) ...Receptor-mediated drug effects involve two distinct processes: binding, which is the formation of the drug-receptor complex, and receptor ...
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affinity

(L. affinitas relationship) 1. inherent likeness or relationship. 2. a special attraction for a specific element, organ, or structure. 3. chemical affinity; the force that binds atoms in molecules; the tendency of substances to combine by chemical reaction. 4. the strength of noncovalent chemical binding between two substances as measured by the......
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affinity

[n] - kinship by marriage or adoption 2. [n] - (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts 3. [n] - a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character 4. [n] - (immunology) the attraction between an antigen...
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Affinity

• (n.) Kinship generally; close agreement; relation; conformity; resemblance; connection; as, the affinity of sounds, of colors, or of languages. • (n.) Relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife`s blood relations, or between a wife and her husband`s blood relations); -- in contradistinction to consanguinity, or relations...
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affinity

noun the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; `basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk`
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affinity

(A) Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-fin′i-tē Definitions: 1. In chemistry, the force that impels certain atoms or molecules to bind to or unite with certain other atoms or molecules to form complexes or compounds; chemical attraction. 2. Selective staining of a tissue by a dye or the selective uptake of a dye, chemical, or other ...
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affinity

(chemistry) In chemistry, the force of attraction (see bond) between atoms that helps to keep them in combination in a molecule. The term is also applied to attraction between molecules, such as those of biochemical significance (for example, between enzymes and substrate molecules). This is t...
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affinity

(intrinsic affinity) The strength of binding (affinity constant) between a receptor (e.g., one antigen-binding site on an antibody) and a ligand (e.g., epitope on an antigen).
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affinity

(law) In law, relationship by marriage not blood (for example, between a husband and his wife's blood relatives, between a wife and her husband's blood relatives, or between step-parent and stepchild), which may legally preclude their marriage. It is distinguished from consanguinit...
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Affinity

[canon law] In canon law, affinity is an impediment to marriage of a couple due to the relationship which either party has as a result of a kinship relationship created by another marriage or as a result of out of marriage intercourse. The relationships that give raise to the impediment have varied over time, and there are varied views betw...
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Affinity

[law] In law and in cultural anthropology, affinity, as distinguished from consanguinity (blood relationship), is the kinship relationship that exists between two or more people as a result of somebody`s marriage. It is the relationship which each party to a marriage has to the relations of the other partner to the marriage; but does not co...
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Affinity

[sociology] Affinity in terms of sociology, refers to `kinship of spirit`, interest and other interpersonal commonalities. Affinity is characterized by high levels of intimacy and sharing, usually in close groups, also known as affinity groups. It differs from affinity in law and canon law which generally refer to the marriage relationship....
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Affinity

[taxonomy] Affinity (taxonomy) – mainly in life sciences or natural history – refers to resemblance suggesting a common descent, phylogenetic relationship, or type. The term does, however, have broader application, such as in geology (for example, in descriptive and theoretical works), and similarly in astronomy (for example, see `Centa...
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Affinity

Af·fin'i·ty noun ; plural Affinities [ Old French afinité , French affinité , Latin affinites , from affinis . See Affined .] 1. Relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife's blood relations, or between a wife and her husba...
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affinity

1. An inherent likeness or relationship. ... 2. A special attraction for a specific element, organ or structure. ... 3. <chemistry> The force that binds atoms in molecules, the tendency of substances to combine by chemical reaction. ... 4. The strength of noncovalent chemical binding between two substances as measured by the dissociation cons...
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Affinity

A brainstorming approach that encourages less verbal members of a group to participate. First, all members of the group write responses to the problem or question on separate cards, then the cards are silently grouped by each member while the others observe. After a discussion, the agreed upon arrangement is recorded as an outline or diagram.
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affinity

a close connection marked by community of interests
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Affinity

A conversion figure between the base audience rating and the target audience rating. E.g. An index of 126 for target audience Adults 15-34 against a base audience of Adults 15+ means 15-34s performed 26% better.
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Affinity

A measure of the binding constant of a single antigen combining site with a monovalent antigenic determinant.
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Affinity

A mutual attraction or innate congeniality.
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affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
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