affine affine  /ə ˈfaɪn/


  1. (n) (anthropology) kin by marriage
  2. (adj) (mathematics) of or pertaining to the geometry of affine transformations
  3. (adj) (anthropology) related by marriage

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  1. Roughly speaking, "non-affine" space is undistorted space.
  2. Schrdinger has found this in an "affine" geometry, which deals with pure concepts in their essence, not with measurement in the ordinary sense.
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