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Definition of Affinity

(noun) Kinship established by marriage.

Examples of Affinity

Affinity Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: af·fin·i·ty

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– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /əˈfɪnᵻdi/
  • British English – /əˈfɪnᵻti/

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Cite the Definition of Affinity

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “affinity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 9, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/affinity/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

affinity. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/affinity/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “affinity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 9, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/affinity/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“affinity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 9 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/affinity/>.