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single bond

noun, Chemistry.
a chemical linkage consisting of one covalent bond between two atoms of a molecule, represented in chemical formulas by one line or two vertical dots, as C–H or C:H. Unabridged
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  • If there was a single bond of sympathy between me and one of them—but there is not.

    The Actress' Daughter May Agnes Fleming
  • The single bond they have in common is their wrong-doing, which they feel cannot much longer continue, with Telemachus so active.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • A single bond for less than two thousand dollars, and a small sum in cash, were all that was found.

    The Clique of Gold Emile Gaboriau
  • I assumed he had done so, until this morning in making a thorough check, I learned not a single bond had been turned in.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for single bond

single bond

(chem) a covalent bond formed between two atoms by the sharing of one pair of electrons
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single bond in Medicine

single bond n.
A covalent bond in which one electron pair is shared by two atoms.

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