Meaning of affection


Pronunciation: (u-fek'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. fond attachment, devotion, or love: the affection of a parent for an only child.
  2. Often, over and above our reason and affections.
    1. emotion; feeling; sentiment:over and above our reason and affections.
    2. the emotional realm of love:a place in his affections.
  3. a disease, or the condition of being diseased; abnormal state of body or mind: a gouty affection.
  4. the act of affecting; act of influencing or acting upon.
  5. the state of being affected.
  6. a contingent, alterable, and accidental state or quality of being.
  7. the affective aspect of a mental process.
  8. bent or disposition of mind.
  9. bias; prejudice.


Pronunciation: (u-fek'shun), [key]
— n. Obs.
  1. affectation (defs. 1–3).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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