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That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; as, a difficult affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; - often in the plural.


 - Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely; as, an affair of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.


 - (Mil.) An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle. Action; endeavor. A material object (vaguely designated).

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