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a public affairs consultant
The new president is seen to be unreliable on foreign affairs.
a social/regional/international affairs correspondent
We are friends, but I don’t know much about their private affairs.
Two congressmen resigned because of the affair.
The president’s popularity remained largely unaffected by the whole affair.
Her husband denied that he was having an affair.
The party was a rather dull affair.
The film is very much a family affair – all her brothers are in the cast.
A teacher’s private life is her own affair.
This is the American English definition of affair. View British English definition of affair.