Junction vs Affinity - What's the difference?
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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.
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)
* 2010 , Peter Stewart, Essential Radio Skills: How to Present a Radio Show
- Even rolling news has junctions to meet - headlines on the hour or half-hour, or links to live events, for example.
(computing, Microsoft Windows) A kind of symbolic link to a directory.
- Try to avoid becoming too predictable or repetitive, particularly at regular junctions .
* (place where two things meet) intersection
* depletion junction
* junction box
* junction canal
* junction detector
* junction diode
* junction gate
* junction nevus
* junction table
* junction transistor
* p-n junction
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):
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.
- 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.
* affinity card
* affinity fraud
* affinity reagent