Definition of "affine" [af•fine]

  • (adjective) Mathematics Of or relating to a transformation of coordinates that is equivalent to a linear transformation followed by a translation.
  • (adjective) Mathematics Of or relating to the geometry of affine transformations.

Use "affine" in a sentence

  • "We modeled the eating, lying, and standing dynamics of a cow using a piecewise affine dynamical system."
  • "We formulate a mathematical model for daily activities of a cow (eating, lying down, and stand - ing) in terms of a piecewise affine dynamical system."
  • "Thus, for example, the notions of Euclidean geometry are invariant under similarity transformations, those of affine geometry under affine transformations, and those of topology under bicontinuous transformations."

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