As nouns the difference between belonging and affiliation
is that belonging
is (uncountable) the action of the verb to belong
is the relationship resulting from affiliating one thing with another.
As a verb belonging
(uncountable) The action of the verb to belong .
- I have a feeling of belonging in London.
(countable) (almost always used in the plural ) Something physical that is owned.
- A need for belonging seems fundamental to humans.
- Thyself and thy belongings .
(colloquial, dated) family; relations; household
- Make sure you take all your belongings when you leave.
- Few persons of her ladyship's belongings stopped, before they did her bidding, to ask her reasons.
* (something physical that is owned) possession, thing
The relationship resulting from affiliating one thing with another.
A club, society or umbrella organisation so formed, especially a trade union.