akin: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-kin'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of kin; related by blood (usually used predicatively): cousins who were too closely akin for marriage.
  2. allied by nature; having the same properties: Something akin to vertigo was troubling her.
  3. having or showing an affinity; kindred: They are emotionally but not intellectually akin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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