Junction vs Affinity - What's the difference?

junction | affinity | Related terms |

Junction is a related term of affinity.

As nouns the difference between junction and affinity

is that junction is the act of joining, or the state of being joined while affinity is a natural attraction or feeling of kinship to a person or thing.



(en noun)
  • The act of joining, or the state of being joined.
  • A place where two things meet, especially where two roads meet.
  • The boundary between two physically different materials, especially between conductors, semiconductors, or metals.
  • (nautical) The place where a distributary departs from the main stream.
  • (radio, television) A point in time between two unrelated consecutive broadcasts.
  • * 2007 , Gary Hudson, ?Sarah Rowlands, The Broadcast Journalism Handbook (page 336)
  • Even rolling news has junctions to meet - headlines on the hour or half-hour, or links to live events, for example.
  • * 2010 , Peter Stewart, Essential Radio Skills: How to Present a Radio Show
  • Try to avoid becoming too predictable or repetitive, particularly at regular junctions .
  • (computing, Microsoft Windows) A kind of symbolic link to a directory.
  • Synonyms

    * (place where two things meet) intersection

    Derived terms

    * depletion junction * junction box * junction canal * junction detector * junction diode * junction gate * junction nevus * junction table * junction transistor * p-n junction




    (wikipedia affinity) (affinities)
  • A natural attraction or feeling of kinship to a person or thing.
  • A family relationship through marriage of a relative (e.g. sister-in-law), as opposed to consanguinity. (e.g. sister).
  • A kinsman or kinswoman of such relationship. Affinal kinsman or kinswoman.
  • The fact of and manner in which something is related to another.
  • * 1997 , Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault'', page 67, ''The Renaissance Episteme (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865):
  • A “signature” was placed on all things by God to indicate their affinities' — but it was hidden, hence the search for arcane knowledge. Knowing was '''guessing''' and ' interpreting , not observing or demonstrating.
  • Any romantic relationship.
  • Any passionate love for something.
  • (taxonomy) resemblances between biological populations; resemblances that suggest that they are of a common origin, type or stock.
  • (geology) structural resemblances between minerals; resemblances that suggest that they are of a common origin or type.
  • (chemistry) An attractive force between atoms, or groups of atoms, that contributes towards their forming bonds
  • (medicine) The attraction between an antibody and an antigen
  • (computing) tendency to keep a task running on the same processor in a symmetric multiprocessing operating system to reduce the frequency of cache misses
  • (geometry) An automorphism of affine space.
  • Derived terms

    * affinity card * affinity fraud * affinity reagent * microaffinity