a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
"found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
kinship, family relationship, relationship(noun)
(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
relation or connection by blood, marriage or adoption
relation or connection by nature or character
Origin: kin + -ship
Kinship is a term with various meanings depending upon the context. This article reflects the long-standing use of the term in anthropology, which is usually considered to refer to the web of social relationships that form an important part of the lives of most humans in most societies, although its exact meanings even within this discipline are often debated. In other disciplines, kinship may have a different meaning. In biology, it typically refers to the degree of genetic relatedness or coefficient of relationship between individual members of a species. It may also be used in this specific sense when applied to human relationships, in which case its meaning is closer to consanguinity or genealogy. In a more general sense, kinship may refer to a similarity or affinity between entities on the basis of some or all of their characteristics that are under focus. This may be due to a shared ontological origin, a shared historical or cultural connection, or some other perceived shared features that connect the two entities. For example, a person studying the ontological roots of human languages might ask whether there is kinship between the English word seven and the German word sieben. It can be used in a more diffuse sense as in, for example, the news headline "Madonna feels kinship with vilified Wallis Simpson", to imply a felt similarity or empathy between two or more entities.
The numerical value of Kinship in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Kinship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's a special kinship with the Irish people, just looking into the history of the FDNY, going back, the department was 60-70 percent Irish.
We hope that our compatriots on both sides of the strait will continue to strengthen mutual understanding and trust, deepen their bonds of kinship, bring hearts and minds together.
You can only speculate as to whether The CT was one of Winstrup's next of kin, or whether someone else took the opportunity while preparing the coffin. But we hope to be able to clarify any kinship through a DNA test.
They have given us places to cook, and sometimes given us food during the last month. But this is natural. We have very close kinship ties, the media from Kathmandu don't understand this, and say the movement is being run by India. Tarai-Madhes is a part of Nepal just like the hills are.
I think there are many, many Democrats who find it impossible to admire a woman that they politically disagree with, so when you have Democrats saying my candidacy is offensive to women, that's about politics. That's not about an admiration of a fellow woman. That's not about kinship. And I think that's too bad.
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- sukulaisuus, sielunveljeys, sukulaisuussuhde, yhteisyysFinnish
- càirdeasScottish Gaelic
- 친족 관계Korean
- rudenie, înrudireRomanian
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