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affection

1. Pathol any disease or pathological condition
2. Psychol any form of mental functioning that involves emotion
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

affection

[ə′fek·shən]
(medicine)
Any pathology or diseased state of the body.
(psychology)
The feeling aspect of consciousness.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Boat Building, as it is affectionately known in the city, is of exceptional importance architecturally and historically, which all structures fewer than 50 years old must be to qualify for listing in the National Register, according to the National Park Service, which manages the register.
Known affectionately as "Bobbie" to her clients, colleagues and friends, Resnick's career spans five decades, during which time she has been a communicator, trailblazer, volunteer, award winner, consultant, entrepreneur, educator and mentor to hundreds of communicators.
He recognizes that such a goal is contingent on the work of an entire team and prides himself on Planned's management team, affectionately known as "Team Clean".
Politicians from all sides praised the Labour leader, right - or "Sunny Jim" as he was affectionately known.
The main wing, or what fellows affectionately call "Lady Marilyn's house," is the most spacious: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, a living room and a great room with a generous oak table where Soul Mountain's board members hold meetings.
We kiss our lip balm every day, and so why not celebrate this relationship with (affectionately named) Pookie lip products?
As part of this modernization, the Coast Guard recently replaced its seagoing and coastal buoy tender fleet, which Collins said are affectionately referred to in the Service as the "black hulls" due to their paint color.
The Beagle (as it's affectionately referred to--as in, "When's the next Beagle coming out?") has proven very popular.
The elder's self-determination is subtly, even affectionately critiqued as the only option available for a black artist to venture into the possibilities of creating his celluloid dream.
The "weeping willow' is how Archbishop Hutchison affectionately describes his wife, who he met when they were both employees at the Arrow Shirt Company in Toronto.
AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE CLIVE.
It was dotted with marks of "very good." He added, "You will do us proud." Then he warned me affectionately: "Just so you do not get too cocky, let me tell you that we figure that you will never become a soccer player or star in any other sport." Education never stopped at Ben Shemen.