affection
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French affection, from Latin affection-, affectio, from afficere Date: 13th century 1. a moderate feeling or emotion 2. tender attachment ; fondness <
she had a deep affection for her parents
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3. a. (1) a bodily condition (2) disease, malady b. attribute <
shape and weight are affections of bodies
>
4. obsolete partiality, prejudice 5. the feeling aspect (as in pleasure) of consciousness 6. a. propensity, disposition b. archaic affectation 1 7. the action of affecting ; the state of being affected Synonyms: see feelingaffectionless adjective

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  • Affection — is defined by the Random House Dictionary as disposition or state of mind or body. [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=affection affection Definitions from Dictionary.com ] ] It has given rise to a number of branches of meaning concerning …   Wikipedia

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  • Affection — Af*fec tion, n. [F. affection, L. affectio, fr. afficere. See {Affect}.] 1. The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected. [1913 Webster] 2. An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Affection — (v. lat. Affectio), 1) jeder Eindruck auf den Organismus, innerlich od. äußerlich; Reizung, s. Krankheit; 2) so v.w. Krankheit, daher z.B. Magenaffection od. gichtische Affection etc.; 3) Gewogenheit, Gunst; in A. nehmen, lieb gewinnen; daher… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • affection — I noun admiration, adoration, amorousness, ardor, attachment, closeness, devotion, enchantment, endearment, excitation of feeling, fancy, feeling, fervency, fervor, firm attachment, fondness, fullness of heart, inclination, infatuation, kindness …   Law dictionary

  • affection — 1 *feeling, emotion, passion, sentiment Analogous words: propensity, *leaning, penchant: *predilection, bias: inclination, disposition (see corresponding verbs at INCLINE) Antonyms: antipathy Contrasted words: aversion (see ANTIPATHY): * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • affection — [ə fek′shən] n. [ME affecciun < OFr affection < L affectio, a state of feeling < pp. of afficere: see AFFECT1] 1. a mental or emotional state or tendency; disposition or feeling 2. fond or tender feeling; warm liking 3. an affecting or… …   English World dictionary

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