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affection

1. Pathol any disease or pathological condition
2. Psychol any form of mental functioning that involves emotion

affection

[ə′fek·shən]
(medicine)
Any pathology or diseased state of the body.
(psychology)
The feeling aspect of consciousness.
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Affectionate interaction towards both the robot and the human, resulted in similar neural activation patterns in classic limbic structures, indicating that they elicit similar emotional reactions.
Vicky said: "All the staff love Thomas and he is a contented, affectionate pussy cat.
HOMELESS Three-legged, tail-less George is described as affectionate and happy.
This time around, many of the songs have been left substantially lyrically intact, perhaps on the assumption that Jacko and his legal team have more crucial things to worry about than an affectionate parody.
Joseph Lovett's documentary takes an affectionate look at the exhilarating [and sexy) decade between Stonewall and AIBS, as seen through the eyes of various New Yorkers who lived through it (and lived to tell).
With additional interviews and research into music, race and gender, Gaunt describes the handclapping, cheers and dances not only as transference of oral patterns and body-conscious musicality among girls, but also as the most elementary forms of "learned musical blackness" In thoughtful and affectionate prose, Gaunt makes plain how the schoolyard syncopations of body and voice are both oral-kinetic play and (with boys watching on and sometimes jumping in) improvised lessons in socializing girls into the unique social practices of black urban life.
There are no big surprises beyond Cynthia's up-close and surprisingly affectionate perspective.
It is a fitting conclusion to this remarkably lucid and affectionate set of essays on a composer whose biography has been Walker's life's work.
Full of beautiful color photos and diagrams, the book offers a detailed and affectionate look at these construction marvels, Firefly, 2005, 208 p.
The entrance to the first room contained an affectionate homage to Martin Kippenberger: drawn in spray paint on the wall, the by-now-unmistakable silhouette of Kippenberger's sculptural self-portrait Martin, Go in the Corner, Shame on You, 1989, with its title also spray-painted on the wall.
Many of us at the conference traded affectionate stories about the indomitable and affable Al.
The film is an affectionate portrait of his uncle and offers extensive access to its subject.