Affinity noun. a close similarity (between two things), or an attraction or sympathy (for someone or something), esp. because of shared characteristics. Cambridge International Dictionary of English.

Mutual attraction. Also chemical affinity, electrical affinity, molecular affinity, atomic affinity, affinity between persons and affinity to Neutral Center.

  1. noun: a natural attraction or feeling of kinship (Example: "An affinity for politics")
  2. noun: inherent resemblance between persons or things
  3. noun: the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule (Example: "Basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk")
  4. noun: (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
  5. noun: a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character (Example: "Found a natural affinity with the immigrants")
  6. noun: (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts (Example: "In anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans")
  7. noun: kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship

"Keely has discovered and was the first to demonstrate that electricity has never been handled; that it is not merely a force or a form of energy, - that it is matter; and that what we call electricity, and have diverted for commercial use in electric lighting, is but one of the triune currents, harmonic, enharmonic, and diatonic, which are united in pure electricity; that the enharmonic current seems to be sympathetically and mysteriously associated with the dominant current; and that the dominant current can no more be brought under control than can the lightning itself. The diversion of the dominant current would mean destruction to any mechanical medium used for that purpose, and death to the operator. The intense heat evolved by the electric stream Keely attributes to the velocity of the triple subdivision at the point of dispersion, as each triple seeks its medium of affinity. Sudden unition induces the same effect; but demonstration shows that the concentration of this triple force is as free of percussion as is the breath of an infant against the atmosphere; for the three currents flow together as in one stream, in the mildest sympathetic way, while their discharge after concentration is, in comparison to their accumulation, as the tornado's force to the waft of the butterfly's wing. The enharmonic current of this triple stream, Keely thinks, carries with it the power of propulsion that induces disturbance of negative equilibrium; which disturbance is essential to the co-ordination of its flow, in completing the triune stream of electricity. When this fluid is discharged from the clouds, each triplet or third seeks its terrestrial concordant, there to remain until that supreme law which governs disturbance of equilibrium again induces sympathetic concordant concentration, continuing to pass through its evolutions, positively and negatively, until the solar forces are expended." [Keelys Contributions to Science]

"By affinity the notes group in chords. The tonic is the center chord, the key of harmony; the dominant is the fifth above it and the subdominant the fifth below it, and these two are balanced on the center chord as the scales on a balance beam. The dominant chord is vigorous and active, tending to soar; the subdominant is solemn, soft, and grave, tending to sink; the tonic is melodious and restful, and in it the harmony of equilibrium. This far AFFINITY." [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 91]

See Also

Affinity to Neutral Center
chemical affinity
electrical affinity
Figure 7B.12 - Sympathetic Affinity Attraction forming Vortex
Figure 7B.13 - Sympathetic Affinity increasing Energy
Law of Affinities
Law of Assimilation
Law of Attraction
Law of Chemical Affinity
Law of Harmony
negative affinity
Quantum Entanglement
Sympathetic Affinity
Sympathetic Neutral Affinity
Sympathetic Oscillation
Sympathetic Vibration
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