Thursday, January 25, 2007


affine (adj)

1. (mathematics) Assigning finite values to finite quantities.

2. (mathematics) Describing a function expressible as f(x)=ax+b (which is not linear, but is similar).

2. Of or pertaining to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points.

affine (n)

1. (genealogy) A relative by marriage.

affine (vt)

1. To refine.

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