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Word: affinity

Definition: feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages


Sentences Containing 'affinity'

'You don't mean to say that there is any affinity between nautical matters and ecclesiastical matters?'
A coup and reimposition of direct military rule appeared a virtual certainty to those who doubted Honduras's affinity for any form of democratic government.
Adding sorbed surfactants can change the affinity for anions and nonpolar organic compounds.
Affinity Chromatography is a separation technique based upon molecular conformation, which frequently utilizes application specific resins.
Arsenite has a high affinity for dihydrolipoamide; E3 component of the pyruvate dehydrogenase.
As these points of affinity are believed to be real and not merely adaptive, they must be due in accordance with our view to inheritance from a common progenitor.
Based on the more recent material, a lichen affinity seems most plausible.
Because of this reduced affinity, the activity of glucokinase, under usual physiological conditions, varies substantially according to the concentration of glucose.
Bobby, also having an affinity for animals, becomes friends with the old man and aids him in his task.
But the correspondence between systematic affinity and the facility of crossing is by no means strict.
But this capacity, as in hybridisation, is by no means absolutely governed by systematic affinity.
Country workmen are almost everywhere obliged to apply themselves to all the different branches of industry that have so much affinity to one another as to be employed about the same sort of materials.
Depressants such as alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines work by increasing the affinity of the GABA receptor for its ligand; GABA.
Droseridites is a genus of extinct plants of possible droseracean or nepenthacean affinity.
Even some staunch traditionalists from both the urban and rural folk music communities had an affinity for the Kingstons' polished commercial versions of older songs.
Hence his scholarly affinity to the Islamists Massignon, Abd-el Jalil, and Louis Gardet, as well as Hendrik Kraemer.
In 2007, Ducane introduced the Affinity Series, which was part of the largest launch in Weber-Stephen's history.
In chemical solutions, self-assembly is an outcome of random motion of molecules and the affinity of their binding sites for one another.
In the presence of a non-competitive inhibitor, the apparent enzyme affinity is equivalent to the actual affinity.
It has negligible affinity (>10,000 nM) for the D1, D5, 5-HT2, α1-adrenergic, β-adrenergic, H1, and mACh receptors.
It is of possible nepenthacean affinity.
Like her older counterpart, she has tomboyish traits and an affinity for basketball.
Many membrane proteins are glycoproteins and can be purified by lectin affinity chromatography.
Members will invite like-minded individuals who have an affinity for their beliefs to take part in an initiation ritual in which one "receives the tao."
Nausicaä's affinity with the wind was inspired by translations of European geography books from the Middle Ages, where mastery of the wind was described as "witchcraft" and was feared and respected.
Non-competitive inhibition is distinguished from general mixed inhibition in that the inhibitor has an equal affinity for the enzyme and the enzyme-substrate complex.
Now the fertility of first crosses, and of the hybrids produced from them, is largely governed by their systematic affinity.
Once an affinity like this is appreciated, the absurdity of describing Nietzsche's political thought as 'Fascist', or Nazi, becomes readily apparent.
Primm Valley Resorts is a wholly owned subsidiary of Affinity Gaming.
Ranitidine has 10% of the affinity that cimetidine has to CYP450, so it causes fewer side effects, but other H2 blockers famotidine and nizatidine have no CYP450 significant interactions.
Research has shown that it has a high affinity to phosphorylated tyrosine residues and it is known to identify a sequence of 3-6 amino acids within a peptide motif.
Separation steps usually exploit differences in protein size, physico-chemical properties, binding affinity and biological activity.
Some lectins have high affinity binding to oligosaccharides of glycoproteins that is hard to compete with sugars, and bound glycoproteins need to be released by denaturing the lectin.
Subsequently it was shown that the presence of gp130 alone was sufficient to reproduce the low affinity form of the receptor, and co-transfection of COS-7 cells with LIFR and gp130 produced a high affinity receptor.
Sustainable alternatives like topographically modified cellulose are also of high interest due to recyclability and low cost. Surfaces that are superhydrophobic are desirable for non-fouling behavior because an affinity for water correlates to an affinity for contaminants.
The affinity, which, though feeble, I am assured by Dr. Hooker is real, between the flora of the south-western corner of Australia and of the Cape of Good Hope, is a far more remarkable case; but this affinity is confined to the plants, and will, no doubt, some day be explained.
The campaign strategy is bringing in new measures, such as the creation of the "Qualité France" logo or affinity marketing, and is setting up tools for evaluating markets and campaigns.
The degree of sterility does not strictly follow systematic affinity, but is governed by several curious and complex laws.
There is then to be seen in the things of the world, not a bare succession, but an admirable correspondence and affinity.
These subunits are present in different forms, which differ in their specificity and affinity to the different ECM proteins.
They maintain a strong affinity to the primarily aikido based Budo of Minoru Mochizuki.
They meet in museums and galleries, and in their discussions they explore the affinity between political resistance and art, the connection at the heart of Weiss's novel.
This alteration was found to retain 5-HT2A affinity and selectivity, but reversed activity from an antagonist to a moderate efficacy partial agonist.
This car festival is said to have affinity with that of Puri.
This is due to the high affinity of rifamycins to prokaryotic RNA polymerase.
This loss of just one point of interaction results in a 1000-fold decrease in affinity.
Though many of the themes are similar, Beckett had little affinity for existentialism as a whole.
Troparil is the only regular phenyltropane having a NET affinity that exceeds the DAT affinity.
While this procedure is generally used for the purification of recombinant proteins with an engineered affinity tag (such as a 6xHis tag or Clontech's HAT tag), it can also be used for natural proteins with an inherent affinity for divalent cations.
Why should the species which are supposed to have been created in the Galapagos Archipelago, and nowhere else, bear so plainly the stamp of affinity to those created in America?

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