(formerly) legal proceedings, usually initiated by an unmarried mother, claiming legal recognition that a particular man is the father of her child, often -ssociated with a claim for financial support
to bring into close -ssociation or connection: the research center is affiliated with the university. to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; -ssociate (usually followed by with in u.s. usage, by to in brit. usage): to affiliate with the church. to trace the descent, derivation, or origin of: to affiliate a language. to adopt. […]
- Affiliative drive
the urge to form friendships and attachments, typically prompting a person to attend social gatherings and join organizations as a way of preventing loneliness and gaining emotional security.
related by or concerning marriage.
a person related to one by marriage. -ssigning finite values to finite quant-ties. of or relating to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points. adjective (maths) of, characterizing, or involving transformations which preserve collinearity, esp in cl-ssical geometry, those of translation, rotation and reflection in an axis
- Affine geometry
the branch of geometry dealing with affine transformations.