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"affinity" in British English

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affinitynoun

uk   /əˈfɪn.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
[S] a ​liking or ​sympathy for someone or something, ​especially because of ​sharedcharacteristics: She ​seems to have a ​natural affinity for/withwater. [C or U] a ​closesimilarity between two things: There are several ​close affinities between the two ​paintings.
(Definition of affinity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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affinitynoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈfɪn·ɪ·t̬i/
a ​closesimilarity between two things, or an ​attraction or ​sympathy for someone or something, esp. because of ​shared characteristics: [C] Many ​people really ​feel an affinity for/with ​dolphins.
(Definition of affinity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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