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  • Rhymes: -ɒndɪŋ
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  1. present participle and gerund of bond


bonding (plural bondings)

  1. The act by which something is bonded or joined together.
    • 1998, Walter Frederick Buckley, Society - a Complex Adaptive System: Essays in Social Theory:
      A systems view of reality allows one to see that it is made of successive layers of bonded elements, each layer with properties emergent from the previous one: atoms are particular bondings of more elementary particles []
  2. A relationship between a parent and offspring that establishes the basis for an ongoing mutual attachment.
  3. A close friendship that develops between adults, often as a result of intense experiences, as those shared in military combat.
    a work bonding session
    sibling bonding
  4. (networking) A method of aggregating multiple network interfaces on a computer into a single logical interface
  5. An arrangement by which goods remain in the customs warehouses until the duties are paid.

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