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[uh-fil-ee-ey-shuh n] /əˌfɪl iˈeɪ ʃən/
the act of affiliating; state of being affiliated or associated.
1745-55; < Medieval Latin affīliātiōn- (stem of affīliātiō adoption); see affiliate, -ion
Related forms
interaffiliation, noun
nonaffiliation, noun
preaffiliation, noun
reaffiliation, noun
superaffiliation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for affiliation
  • Prizes hold huge appeal to children driven by status, recognition, affiliation or power.
  • Include your name, phone number and industry affiliation.
  • But his athletic affiliation matters less than his track record.
  • The series focuses on women who are popular and influential, regardless of political affiliation.
  • Just wondering if you had some kind of affiliation with these guys.
  • The Internet in 1984 was a loose affiliation of computers of interest only to academics.
  • Before viewing the video, visitors must register their name, company affiliation and e-mail information on the corporate site.
  • Grants are tough without an academic affiliation.
  • The participants could not predict party affiliation any better than random guessing.
  • The candidate who is finishing his or her dissertation still has a status and an affiliation with a university.
Word Origin and History for affiliation

1751, "adoption," from French affiliation, from Medieval Latin affiliationem (nominative affiliatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin affiliare "to adopt a son," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + filius "son" (see filial). Figurative sense of "adoption by a society, of branches" first recorded 1799 (affiliate in this sense is from 1761).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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