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- The act or process of (physically or figuratively) attaching.
- 2005, Rebecca N. Baergen, Manual of Benirschke and Kaufmann's Pathology of the Human Placenta, page 71:
- The “implantation window” is a short, specific phase during which attachment of the blastocyst occurs.
- A strong bonding with or fondness for someone or something.
- I have such an attachment towards my fiancé!
- A dependence, especially a strong one.
- 2003, Griffith Edwards, Alcohol: The World's Favorite Drug, page 63:
- Through every other kind of drug experience, however, ran his attachment to alcohol.
- A device attached to a piece of equipment or a tool.
- 1978, Walter H. Wager, Time of reckoning, page 194:
- Zimchenko's phone had a tape attachment, […]
- The means by which something is physically attached.
- 2012, Sinikka Elliott, Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers, page 46:
- [The umbilical cord is] the attachment connecting the fetus with the placenta.
- (computing) A file sent along with a message, usually an email.
- (law) Taking a person's property to satisfy a court-ordered debt.
- attachment of earnings
- (meteorology) The act or process by which any (downward) leader connects to any available (upward) streamer in a lightning flash.
- 2009, Jakke Mäkelä, Eero Karvinen, Niko Porjo, Antti Mäkelä and Tapio Tuomi, Attachment of Natural Lightning Flashes to Trees: Preliminary Statistical Characteristics, published in the Journal of Lightning Research, volume 1
the act or process of (physically or figuratively) attaching
strong bonding towards or with
dependence, especially a strong one
device attached to a piece of equipment or a tool
process or means by which something is physically attached
file sent along with a message
legal: taking a person's property to satisfy a debt
attachment m or n (plural attachments)