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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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Simon Weaver, the council's assistant director of finance and personnel, said: "Ron started work as a refuse collector and was affectionately known as 'The Road Runner' because of his fast work rate.
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.
Ellipsoidal on plan (the ellipse is the late twentieth-century shape) they are reminiscent of Fosteritos, the affectionately named entrances to the Bilbao metro.
Her strong ties to colleagues, neighbors and those she affectionately called "my dear childhood friends," included many who are now leaders in their respective fields and industries.
Gilkey, affectionately known as ``Mama Hazze,'' approached House of Brews owners Blanca and Frank Diaz with the idea for a night of mellow, laid- back poetry, which she hoped would be a departure from the often aggressive fare that is popular now.
So my advice to the patrons of the 'weenie wag,' as it is sometimes affectionately called, is to enjoy it while they still can,"
This document, affectionately referred to as DOFE, is a blueprint for all African Americans.
Leading the convoy will be one of the original Land Rovers built in 1948, affectionately known as Old Hughie (Reg No HUE 166).
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.
Peter Davey writes affectionately of the homely and human windows of the Arts and Crafts and of Art Nouveau, and suggests that we can learn from these movements how to make our buildings more friendly.
This world-class, one-of-a-kind precious gemstone known affectionately as "The Pink Passion", could be the ultimate Valentine's Day gift extraordinaire and become some lucky girl's new best friend with a guarantee to make her heart flutter.