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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Af·fil·i·a·tion n.
 1. Adoption; association or reception as a member in or of the same family or society.
 2. Law The establishment or ascertaining of parentage; the assignment of a child, as a bastard, to its father; filiation.
 3. Connection in the way of descent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: association, tie, tie-up]
      2: the act of becoming formally connected or joined; "welcomed
         the affiliation of the research center with the