# affine

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

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