• WordNet 3.6
    • n affiliation the act of becoming formally connected or joined "welcomed the affiliation of the research center with the university"
    • n affiliation 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Heavyweight tire manufacturer Goodyear is in no way affiliated with Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. They merely admired his inventiveness and his process that was so easy to duplicate that competitors simply stole it.
    • Affiliation Adoption; association or reception as a member in or of the same family or society.
    • Affiliation Connection in the way of descent.
    • Affiliation (Law) The establishment or ascertaining of parentage; the assignment of a child, as a bastard, to its father; filiation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n affiliation Adoption; association in the same family or society; hence, consanguinity or kinship of feeling or character.
    • n affiliation Association in general; relation; connection; friendship; alliance.
    • n affiliation In law, the act of imputing or of determining the paternity of a child, and the fixing upon the father the obligation to provide for its maintenance.
    • n affiliation The fathering of a thing upon any one; the assignment of anything to its origin; connection by way of derivation or descent: with upon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Affiliation the act of receiving into a family or society as a member:
    • n Affiliation (law) the assignment of an illegitimate child to its father, the assignment of anything to its origin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. affiliation, LL. affiliatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. affiliāre, to adopt—ad, to, filius, a son.


In literature:

It sets him "en rapport" with nature, too, in a very close and intimate affiliation.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
The school of mines is the most important in Australia and is affiliated to the university of Melbourne.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
It trains young men for holy orders and is affiliated to the university of Durham.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
In place of affiliation we realize a constant sense of repulsion.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
She affiliated with the branch called "Hicksite," or "Unitarian Quakers.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
This affiliation with Mr.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
No political affiliations should bias my decision.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
Although across the border in France, Douai must still be called a Flemish town, because of its history and affiliations.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
Such a school would be most fittingly affiliated to the existing School of Equitation in Hanover.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
Our association with the trade unions comes through the Labour party, with which both we and they are affiliated.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker

In news:

IFS Joins NetClear ESS Affiliate Program.
DANBURY, Conn.– Ethan Allen will launch a new affiliate program for independent interior designers this fall.
The Mobil Corporation said today that it would restructure operations of its 16 European marketing and refining affiliates to take advantage of the opportunities associated with a single European market in 1992.
Due to an increase in demand, Wolfe Eye Clinic has hired a new doctor to help patients throughout its circuit of affiliates.
Al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate has.
Doris Jean Lamar is the last fluent speaker of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.
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The Class AA Travelers made the announcement on Monday that the affiliation with the Angels will run through the 2014 season.
Craig MacTavish has resigned as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
Independent institutions and not-for-profit foundations affiliated with public institutions will be implementing the requirements of FASB Staff Position (FSP) FAS 117-1 in their 2009 financial statements.
That's exactly what the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, are doing with their "What Could Have Been Weekend" promotion.
The Missouri Valley Conference announced Monday that Dallas Baptist will officially join the league as an affiliate member for baseball and will be eligible for the league's automatic bid starting in 2014.
Many are disputing the results of a study conducted by two psychologists affiliated with religious universities who claim that people can change their sexual orientation after six or more years of reparative therapy.
Although Research Affiliates manages money directly for select clients, its main business is inventing index funds and licensing them to institutions and brokerage firms, chiefly through index distributor FTSE.
Gray Television Group has purchased three Inscriber Inca Station and two Inca Studio systems for its network affiliates.WCAV (CBS), WVAW (ABC), WAHU (Fox) in Charlottesville, Va. Will be using the Inscriber gear.

In science:

Table A1 in the appendix provides information on the numbers of HCRs according to the country of their present affiliation. A further break down by scientific discipline of the numbers of HCRs according to the country of present affiliation (US, Europe and the rest of the world) is given in Table A4.
Influential Mathematicians: Birth, Education and Affiliation
Table 5: Contingency table between the country of present affiliation of the HCRs and the country where the first degree of the HCRs was completed Country in which the B.
Influential Mathematicians: Birth, Education and Affiliation
Appendix (Table A5). The majority of highly cited researchers affiliated with US Institutions with B.
Influential Mathematicians: Birth, Education and Affiliation
On the other hand, only 5 HCRs are affiliated with European Institutions having acquired their B.
Influential Mathematicians: Birth, Education and Affiliation
Table A2: Numbers of HCRs in all 21 disciplines according to their present affiliation.
Influential Mathematicians: Birth, Education and Affiliation