Definition of affiliation in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌfilēˈāSH(ə)n/


The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated: he had no particular affiliation, no close associates his political affiliations
More example sentences
  • No trade unionism based on political affiliation or on communal lines should be allowed in the police force.
  • I do not know the political affiliation of most of my colleagues.
  • We, of course, accept that individual members of the taskforce are free from political affiliation.
association with, connection with/to, alliance with/to, alignment with, link with/to, attachment to, tie with/to, relationship with/to, fellowship with, partnership with, coalition with, union with;
amalgamation with, incorporation into, integration into, federation with, confederation with


Late 18th century: from French, from medieval Latin affiliatio(n-), from the verb affiliare (see affiliate).

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Syllabification: af·fil·i·a·tion

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