From Fr., from L. affinis "bordering on; neighboring; related."
Karvan, literally "bordering on; possessing border (with); related," from (Bašgard) ker "border, boundary," (Fin Bandar Abbas) karaq "border, edge;" classical Pers. karân, kenâr "boundary, side, edge;" + -van suffix of possession, relation.
Fr.: combinaison affine
A linear combination of vectors in which all the vector coefficients add up to one.
Fr.: géométrie affine
Fr.: ensemble affine
A set → if and only if (iff) for any two points in the → set, the line through them is contained in the set. In other words, for any two points in the set, their → affine combinations are in the set itself.
Fr.: transformation affine