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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kinship a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character "found a natural affinity with the immigrants","felt a deep kinship with the other students","anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
    • n kinship (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kinship Family relationship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kinship Relationship; consanguinity; generic affinity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Kinship relationship
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In literature:

We may feel a closer sense of kinship with them on that account.
"Michelangelo" by Estelle M. Hurll
Before proceeding further, let us see what kinship means.
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
As is well known, the basis of the Indian social organization was the kinship system.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
She felt a close kinship to all those women who had lost someone they loved in the War.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
Not even for her, and far less for any other human being, did he feel kinship at this time.
"The Dreamer" by Mary Newton Stanard
These two examples make it abundantly evident that kinship is with us a matter of law.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
He writes of painters because he has a kinship with them.
"An Introduction to the Study of Browning" by Arthur Symons
Their original kinship and united struggles had long been forgotten.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Gunnar gave them a hearty welcome, for the bonds of kinship were close between them.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
It is the divine quality of kinship that it produces pity even for what is purely evil.
"The Zeit-Geist" by Lily Dougall
Fact, there isn't another mammal on this planet that has the slightest kinship to him.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
For in all the world there remained not one living soul who through ties of kinship was authorised to properly control these children.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
In the matter of professional kinship Nelson has far more in common with Hood.
"Types of Naval Officers" by A. T. Mahan
Here we come upon the old intimate kinship between the essence of Christianity and of Germanism.
"With Our Soldiers in France" by Sherwood Eddy
In the last analysis you will find that it is France and not England to whom we must look for the larger commercial kinship after the war.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
Dalgard did not reply at once, making mind touch not only to ask but to impress his kinship on the sea people.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
Now a force was roused in her that claimed kinship with the big, thunderous man opposite.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
His heart evidently goes with them: he genuinely claims kinship.
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
As soon as the storm blew out its force Ongal's cruiser headed northwest to other clan fairings where the Rovers could claim kinship.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Ah," he murmured, again; "weak and erring though I undoubtedly am, I have a kinship with the living Christ.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene

In poetry:

"Drink, dull slave!" the Spartan said,
"Drink, until the Helot clod
"Feel within him subtly bred
"Kinship to the drunken God!
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
So, though I straight repictured plain
All he had said, it seemed to me,
Recalled from slumber, to retain
No kinship with reality.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
A deathless kinship — a relation,
A brotherhood that knows no bounds,
Pervading earth in every station
Where e'er the human form is found.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
Poppy and rose declare
Our kinship in the league of earth and air.
The petals pushed apart
Are somehow in my heart,
And the far bird sings passionately there.
"Careless" by George Sterling
God, what a world, if men in street and mart,
Felt that same kinship of the human heart,
Which makes them, in the face of fire and flood,
Rise to the meaning of True Brotherhood.
"Brotherhood" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Is it the secret kinship which each new life is given
To link it by an age-long chain to those whose lives are through,
That wheresoever he may go, by fate or fancy driven,
The home-star rises in his heart to keep the compass true?
"Wet Weather" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

In last appearance in NYC, Dalai Lama discusses meaning of kinship .
However these households may be structured, the Sonoma Kinship Family Center exists to provide them with assistance and support.
The Kinship Between Talk Radio and Rap.
Israeli teens with Turner's find hope and kinship in Malibu.
Kinship of Greater Minneapolis.
Kinship Program keeps families together.
Mormons outside of Utah feel a kinship, pride with Romney.
Four days of screenings highlight the kinship of music and cinema at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival.
Viewing Elections Through Kinship, Entrepreneurship, and Markets.
Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them at Books Inc on June 24.
A deep sense of kinship with Virginia Woolf .
Applications are now being accepted for the Kinship Conservation program until Jan 26.
Jenny is an 11-year-old in the Brainerd area waiting to be matched with a Kinship Partner.
Everyone loves a potluck gathering for the fun, kinship, and really good food.
Many iReporters feel a kinship to Harry Potter, having literally grown up with the character.

In science:

However, in a semantic network (or multi-relational network), the vertices can be connected to each other by a heterogeneous set of relationships such as friendship, kinship, collaboration, communication, etc.
Grammar-Based Random Walkers in Semantic Networks
On the theoretical side, this study leans on one account of how social scientists understand the distinction between preference separability and nonseparability, issues that merit attention given their kinship (and lack thereof ) with the quantum mechanical meanings of those terms.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
Defined over the real numbers, this space has deep kinships with spatial models in political science, including its depiction of distance, which is Euclidean.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
Furthermore the principle of equivalence doesn’t establish clearly the kinship between inertial and gravitational fields.
Rigid motions and generalized Newtonian gravitation. Lost in Translation
Finally, the kinship between the BG-SF critical points in 1D and 2D suggests that one could try to approach the strong-coupling critical point in 2D via an expansion around 1D where the BG-SF fixed point happens to be located at zero disorder.
Dual theory of the superfluid-Bose glass transition in disordered Bose-Hubbard model in one and two dimensions
Their kinship stems from the fact that acceleration is local.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Shaked (1999) The emergence of kinship behavior in structured populations of unrelated individuals.
Evolutionary game dynamics in phenotype space
Our use of the covariance matrix of population allele frequencies when looking for environmental correlations is conceptually similar to linear mixed model (LMM) approaches that account for kinship structure in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) (e.g.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
In our approach the equivalent of the random effect matrix is a proxy for a neutral model of allele frequency variation, while in the application to GWAS the kinship matrix accounts for the cofounding due to heritable variation in the phenotype elsewhere in the genome.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
It needs to be stressed that even in the case of sparse graphs, the reconstruction of the kinship topology can be considered a practical solution.
A Reconstruction algorithm for an unknown network