Complete Definition of "affection"

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English

Etymology
From French affection#French|affection < Latin affectionem < affectio; see affect.

Pronunciation
WEAE: /Ê.fÉk.ÊÉn/
audio|en-us-affection.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
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  1. The act of affect|affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
  2. An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc., are affections of bodies.
  3. Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
  4. A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment

#:Usage note: often in the plural; formerly followed by "to", but now more generally by "for" or "toward(s)"; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children

  1. medicine Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection. --Dunglison.

Translations
trans-top|act of affecting
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trans-top|state of being affected
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trans-top|attribute
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trans-top|emotion
Finnish: tunne, tuntemus, mielenliikutus, liikuttuminen
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Japanese: ææ (aijÅ)
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trans-top|kind feeling
Finnish: myönteinen tunne, mieltymys, kiintymys, hellyys
Hebrew: ×××× (khiba) f
Japanese: ææ (aijÅ)
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Portuguese: afeição f, afeto m
Spanish: cariño m
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trans-top|morbid symptom
Finnish: affektio
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Portuguese: afecção f
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Note: The verb affect has so many meanings that giving translations for the act of affecting and the state of being affected often makes no sense as a dozen different verbs may be required to cover affect in another language.

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ttbc|Arabic: ÙÙÙ
ttbc|Ido: afeciono
ttbc|Korean: ì ì , í¸ì
ttbc|Spanish: cariño
ttbc|Norwegian: affeksjon
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Synonyms
attachment
fondness
good will
kindness
love
passion
tenderness

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