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Definition of affair:

  1. A material object ( vaguely designated).
  2. Action; endeavor.
  3. An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
  4. Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely; as, an affair of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.
  5. That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; as, a difficult affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; - often in the plural. At the head of affairs. Junius.

Synonyms:

single-valued function, use, action, involution, engagement, inter-group communication, rendezvous, issue, contest, party, routine, proceeding, encounter, passage of arms, combat, affaire, conflict, function, entanglement, mission, social function, festivity, participation, subject, case, juncture, responsibility, province, relevant, familiarity, celebration, occurrence, sex, fete, love affair, obligation, part, group, mapping, operation, involvement, work, intrigue, romance, occasion, fight, do, strife, closeness, question, topic, subroutine, intimacy, purpose, liaison, skirmish, social occasion, bash, amour, lookout, battle, subprogram, map, event, soiree, gathering, love, party, entertainment, bout, dalliance, incident, office, relationship, role, link, gala, duty, thing, mathematical function, matter, contact.

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