Definition of Affines

1. Noun. (plural of affine) ¹

2. Noun. Two or more in-laws; parents-in-law, siblings-in-law, and other relatives by marriage; may refer to groups related to one another by marriage. ¹

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Definition of Affines

1. affine [n] - See also: affine

Lexicographical Neighbors of Affines

affine arithmetic
affine combination
affine geometry
affine group
affine groups
affine space
affine spaces
affine transformation
affine transformations
affines (current term)
affinity adsorbent
affinity antibody
affinity chromatography
affinity column
affinity fraud
affinity labeling
affinity labels

Literary usage of Affines

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... and they will therefore starve their children's genius, have them a pueris 1 illico nasci senes, they must not marry, nee earum affines esse rerum quas ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"A Monograph of the Indian species of Phylloscopus and its immediate affines. By EDWARD BLYTH*. THERE is no group of birds more difficult to the student of ..."

3. Anglo-Saxons & Others by Aline Gorren (1900)
"The rich and luxurious of the older civilizations, the buyers whose nerves and senses have become affines, are their proper customers. ..."

4. Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice (Morse) Earle (1900)
"... "KILL-DEVIL" AND ITS affines ANY account of old-time travel by stagecoach and lodging in old-time taverns would be incomplete without frequent reference ..."

5. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"My wife's blood relations are affines to me in the first genus; my wife's affines of the first genus are affines to me in the second genus; ..."

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