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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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I'm delighted to have got the deal sorted," said Fairbank, who is affectionally known as Bobby throughout the club.
A Model T Ford, affectionally known as the Tin Lizzie Suffragettes fought for women's right to vote Winston Churchill, left of the two top-hatted men, looks on during the Sidney Street siege in London HMS Antrim in the Mersey during the Great Strike, August, 1911 Picture: MARITIME MUSEUM
Siblings report that they are affectionally close (Bedford & Avioli, 1996; Milevsky, 2005) and that they are satisfied with their relationships (Bevan, Stetzenbach, Batson, & Bullo, 2006), particularly if they are committed to maintaining these relationships (Myers & Bryant, 2008).
Alfie", as he's affectionally known by rugby supporters, hit the headlines when he revealed he was gay.
His loyalists claim that he was bypassed as chairman of the PLO by Abbas and affectionally call him 'Mr President', a title that symbolically challenges the authority of Abbas.
A rider for 25 years she admits it was her five-year-old Whisper Tetti - or Archie as he is affectionally known - who has given her a new lease of life after she was diagnosed with a number of medical problems.
El Cantante de los Cantantes," as he is affectionally known, came to New York at age 17 with the dream of making it big.
You headed straight for Hall 10, home of what I affectionally call the Asian Ghetto.
Liverpool Cathedral is the largest Anglican cathedral in Britain and the fifth largest in the world while its its neighbour is the Metropolitan Cathedral is affectionally known locally as 'Paddy's wigwam' because of its largely Irish Catholic congregation and its resemblance to a native American teepee.