What does affiliation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affiliation, association, tie, tie-upnoun

    a social or business relationship

    "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"

  2. affiliationnoun

    the act of becoming formally connected or joined

    "welcomed the affiliation of the research center with the university"


  1. affiliationnoun

    The relationship resulting from affiliating one thing with another.

  2. affiliationnoun

    A club, society or umbrella organisation so formed, especially a trade union.

  3. Etymology: From affiliation, from affiliatio, noun of action from verb affiliare, affiliate, from aff-, combining form of ad, to, + filiare, verb formed from filius, son

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Affiliationnoun

    Adoption; the act of taking a son. Ephraim Chambers

    Etymology: from ad and filius, Lat.


  1. affiliation

    Affiliation refers to the connection or association of an individual, organization, or entity with another or others, typically involving shared characteristics, goals, or interests. These connections often imply a sense of mutual support or a formal partnership for shared benefits. This term is commonly used in various contexts such as social, business, political, and academic fields.

  2. affiliation

    Affiliation refers to the act of associating or connecting oneself with a person, group, organization, or a similar entity. It represents a person's formal membership or associations they may have within a community or organization. It often implies a mutual sharing of common values, goals, or interests. It is common in various contexts such as in academics, where professors may be affiliated with universities, or in business, where businesses may be affiliated with larger organizations or alliances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affiliationnoun

    adoption; association or reception as a member in or of the same family or society

  2. Affiliationnoun

    the establishment or ascertaining of parentage; the assignment of a child, as a bastard, to its father; filiation

  3. Affiliationnoun

    connection in the way of descent

  4. Etymology: [F. affiliation, LL. affiliatio.]


  1. Affiliation

    In law, affiliation is the term to describe a partnership between two or more parties.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affiliation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affiliation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of affiliation in a Sentence

  1. Raneshwar Sing Kishan:

    Protestors leaders hidden affiliation with Govt appears clear because no farmer in the lakhs of congregation was ever fined for not wearing masks. This COVID rule exemption is seen only in Govt sponsored programs and rallies.

  2. Cabot Phillips:

    The university punishes students based on how controversial or offensive their words are. Well, by nature, the most controversial ideas will be the ones that are least present, and in college campuses it’s overwhelmingly conservative ideas that are not present, so it’s going to be conservative students that are facing the brunt of this, any student, it doesn’t matter political affiliation, no student should have to fear bringing up ideas that may make people a little uncomfortable.

  3. Sheriff Mike Chapman:

    We’re looking into that there may be some gang affiliation, however we don’t know what the reason was just yet for the incident taking place.

  4. Ilhan Omar:

    John Lewis was one of the rare political figures in Washington who was widely revered. At a time when politics isso divisive and Republicans and Democrats are firmly entrenched in separate camps, John Lewis was the congressman who transcended party affiliation and was regarded as a national treasure in Washington. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said she burst into tears when she first arrived at the Capitol for freshman orientation in 2018 and had a chance to meet John Lewis. I ran into Congressman John Lewis and I burst into tears and I said to him, Sir, I read about you in middle school and you are here in the flesh and I get to be your colleague.

  5. Raul Maldonado:

    The District remains committed to ensuring an environment where all students, regardless of religious affiliation or belief, are free to learn and reach their full potential.

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    A monish
    B abrade
    C descant
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