1. Regarded with affection; beloved. "His affected Hercules." (Chapman)

2. Inclined; disposed; attached. "How stand you affected his wish?" (Shak)

3. Given to false show; assuming or pretending to posses what is not natural or real. "He is . . . Too spruce, too affected, too odd." (Shak)

4. Assumed artificially; not natural. "Affected coldness and indifference." (Addison)

5. <mathematics> Made up of terms involving different powers of the unknown quantity; adfected; as, an affected equation.

(01 Mar 1998)

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