af-fin-i-ty / əˈfinədē noun
- a liking for or attraction to a person, thing, etc.
- kinship; sympathy due to common interest
- relationship by marriage or ties besides blood
- likeness based on relationship or common trait
- in biology, a relation between biological groups indicating a common origin
- in chemistry, the force by which atoms are held together in compounds
- of or relating to persons with a common interest or goal