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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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This document, affectionately referred to as DOFE, is a blueprint for all African Americans.
The five-acre, street-level environment of Cesar Pelli's modernist landmark, known affectionately as "The Blue Whale," has been dramatically transformed from barren plazas into lively park-like spaces and cafes whose character and elements have re-imaged the showroom building into a multi-purpose destination.
To help carry out his plan of revenge, JC enlists the help of Rat, his trusted young friend from prison who he affectionately refers to as "Young Gun" Champagne, who becomes JC's instant girlfriend, after an unrealistic sexual escapade at the gym in JC's building, and Champagne's friend Shaunna, who immediately becomes Rat's woman.
Leading the convoy will be one of the original Land Rovers built in 1948, affectionately known as Old Hughie (Reg No HUE 166).
However, "Bordie," as he was affectionately known, wrote an exceptional memoir before his death in 1999 that deserves to reach a readership beyond the limitation of those intereste in cinematography.
Ellipsoidal on plan (the ellipse is the late twentieth-century shape) they are reminiscent of Fosteritos, the affectionately named entrances to the Bilbao metro.
Our family is proud to fulfill the wish of my great Uncle Wick, as we affectionately called him as children, and bring these bits of glass back to light as a memorial exhibit for all to see," said nephew Bruce McDonald, a San Francisco restaurateur.
men's national team coach Bruce Arena and defender Eddie Pope, Columbus Crew and former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid, UCLA men's coach Jorge Salcedo, the Chicago Fire coaching staff, former Galaxy star Mauricio Cienfuegos, the entire Galaxy and Chivas USA staff and rosters, and AEG president Tim Leiweke, who affectionately patted Hamilton's casket as he walked to the podium to speak.
Stephanie Lloyd--formerly Keith Hull--has founded what is now affectionately known inside the transvestite circuit as the TV Hotel, a luxurious estate on 4,000 sprawling acres in--of all places--North Wales.
The Bug, as it is affectionately known, is to be sold as some restoration work needs doing - and Frances wants a more modern vehicle.
Elam injects a vibrant tone of wit, humor and realism through Zadie's entries into her diary, affectionately called, "Sistergirl.
Among other signature properties up for bid are the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center and CBS's headquarters, known affectionately as Black Rock.