Belonging vs Affiliation - What's the difference?

belonging | affiliation |


As nouns the difference between belonging and affiliation

is that belonging is (uncountable) the action of the verb to belong while affiliation is the relationship resulting from affiliating one thing with another.

As a verb belonging

is .

belonging

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

  • (uncountable) The action of the verb to belong .
  • I have a feeling of belonging in London.
    A need for belonging seems fundamental to humans.
  • (countable) (almost always used in the plural ) Something physical that is owned.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thyself and thy belongings .
    Make sure you take all your belongings when you leave.
  • (colloquial, dated) family; relations; household
  • * Thackeray
  • Few persons of her ladyship's belongings stopped, before they did her bidding, to ask her reasons.

    Synonyms

    * (something physical that is owned) possession, thing

    affiliation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The relationship resulting from affiliating one thing with another.
  • A club, society or umbrella organisation so formed, especially a trade union.