An attempt to assume or display what is maybe not normal or real false screen artificial program
- a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
- An attempt to assume or display what is perhaps not all-natural or real; false show; synthetic show.
- the striving after.
- Fondness; affection.
"learned screen," 1540s, from French affectation (16c.) or right from Latin affectationem (nominative affectatio) "a striving after, a claiming," noun of action from past participle stem of affectare "to strive for" (see affect (v.2)).
(n.) An attempt to believe or show what is not natural or genuine; false display; synthetic program.
- (n.) A striving after.
- (n.) Fondness; love.
Curiously, Apotheosis is used by the Latin Christian poet, Prudentius (c. 400), as the title of a poem defending orthodox views on the person of Christ and other points of doctrine - the affectation of a decadent age.