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affine

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Adjective

affine (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
affine

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (mathematics) Assigning finite values to finite quantities.
  2. (mathematics) Describing a function expressible as <math>f(\vec x)= A \vec x + \vec b </math> (which is not linear, but is similar).
  3. (mathematics) Of or pertaining to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.
  4. (comparable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having mutual affinity, of two materials.

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Derived terms

Noun

Singular
affine

Plural
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affine ({{{1}}})
  1. (genealogy) A relative by marriage.

Synonyms

Verb

Infinitive
to affine

Third person singular
affines

Simple past
affined

Past participle
-

Present participle
affining

to affine (third-person singular simple present affines, present participle affining, simple past and past participle affined)
  1. To refine.

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