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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. (Science: mathematics) Made up of terms involving different powers of the unknown quantity; adfected; as, an affected equation.