# affine

*Adjective.*(*mathematics*) Assigning finite values to finite quantities.*Adjective.*(*mathematics*) Describing a function expressible as $f(vec\; x)=\; A\; vec\; x\; +\; vec\; b$ (which is not linear, but is similar).*Adjective.*(*mathematics*) Of or pertaining to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.*Adjective.*(*comparable, chemistry*) Having mutual affinity, of two materials.*Noun.*(*genealogy*) A relative by marriage.*Verb.*To refine.

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