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Definition of affordance

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1. afford [ v ] be able to spare or give up
Examples: "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"

Used in print:

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

But can we any longer afford the luxury of such smug indignation ?

But , as Scripture everywhere reminds us , God does have need of his creatures , and the church , a_fortiori , can ill afford to do without the talents with which the world , by God 's providence , presents it .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

The commercial propagandist , who can n't afford to be critical , gets_along well with the amateur , from whom he feeds , but he frequently steps on the analyst 's toes by refusing to keep his material genuine .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

With_respect_to those countries whose leaders prefer to live with their illusions , we can afford to wait , for in_time their comparative lack of progress will become clear for all to see .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

But then his son could afford it .

Synonyms afford Related Terms spend

2. afford [ v ] be the cause or source of
Examples: "He gave me a lot of trouble" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

Used in print:

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

( Note how strongly the upper lats and serratus are worked in this fine exercise because of the pin_point concentration of force which the dumbbell variation affords ) .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

The amount of water frontage , the quantity and quality of the water , and the recreation afforded by it are important .

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

Although biopsies have shown structural changes in some of the reported cases of steroid induced weakness , this case provides the only example known to us in which necropsy afforded the opportunity for extensive study of multiple muscle groups .

Synonyms give afford yield Related Terms supply leave open give

3. afford [ v ] have the financial means to do something or buy something
Examples: "We can't afford to send our children to college" "Can you afford this car?"

Synonyms afford

4. afford [ v ] afford access to
Examples: "the door opens to the patio" "The French doors give onto a terrace"

Synonyms open give afford Related Terms orifice open

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