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affinity

noun uk   /əˈfɪn.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
[S] a liking or sympathy for someone or something, especially because of shared characteristics: She seems to have a natural affinity for/with water. [C or U] a close similarity between two things: There are several close affinities between the two paintings.
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