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affine
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affine ({{{1}}})
to affine (thirdperson singular simple present affines, present participle affining, simple past and past participle affined)
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affine (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})
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 (mathematics) Assigning finite values to finite quantities.
 (mathematics) Describing a function expressible as <math>f(\vec x)= A \vec x + \vec b </math> (which is not linear, but is similar).
 (mathematics) Of or pertaining to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.
 (comparable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having mutual affinity, of two materials.
Translations
describing a kind of functions


pertaining to transformations that preserves parallel lines and finite points


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Noun
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 (genealogy) A relative by marriage.
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Verb
Infinitive 
Third person singular 
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Past participle 
Present participle 
 To refine.
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