Pronunciation: (u-fek'shun),[key] —n. 1. fond attachment, devotion, or love: the affection of a parent for an only child. 2. Often, affections. a. emotion; feeling; sentiment: over and above our reason and affections. b. the emotional realm of love: a place in his affections. 3. Pathol.a disease, or the condition of being diseased; abnormal state of body or mind: a gouty affection. 4. the act of affecting; act of influencing or acting upon.
5. the state of being affected.
6. Philos.a contingent, alterable, and accidental state or quality of being.
7. the affective aspect of a mental process.
8. bent or disposition of mind.
9. Obs.bias; prejudice.