- an emotional bond between an infant or toddler and primary caregiver, a strong bond being vital for the child’s normal behavioral and social development.
- an enduring emotional bond that develops between one adult and another in an intimate relationship: romantic attachment.
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Example sentences from the Web for attachment
The malware could be delivered via a thumb drive or in an email attachment.The FBI broke up a Russian hacker plot to extort millions from Tesla|Aaron Pressman|August 28, 2020|Fortune
Made of aluminized steel and carrying a weight capacity of 22 pounds, it features an integrated cable management system, heavy duty C clamp, and an optional grommet attachment for installing the arm directly into a desk surface.The best monitor arms for desk-mounting your display|PopSci Commerce Team|August 26, 2020|Popular Science
To avoid having to hold anything while riding, you can get a bike seat attachment that connects to your dog’s leash.
Finally, attachment ensures partners stay together long enough to raise their own children—to provide the support needed to set the next generation on its way.Your Romantic Ideals Don’t Predict Who Your Future Partner Will Be - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Alice Fleerackers|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
Even better, it’s possible to engineer attachment anchors onto these basic shapes, which makes it easy to play with different viral structures and see how those structural changes, in turn, alter our B cell response.How Fake Viruses Can Help Us Make the Best Possible Vaccines|Shelly Fan|July 7, 2020|Singularity Hub
The problem with this attachment to a particular place, though, is that it can seem limiting.
Ivgy herself formed a special attachment to Zohar and says she “had a really hard time” once shooting wrapped.
Close attachment to autocratic regimes by the West pays short-term dividends but will antagonize generations of Muslims.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He retained a deep attachment to his mother, Judie McCain, and posted a photo of her on Facebook.American Jihadis Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar: From Losers to Martyrs|Michael Daly|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The locals worship their ancestors, and their attachment to family land is almost visceral.
Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Hence their presence elsewhere, in spite of their passionate attachment to their free native hills.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
I believe there has been an attachment for some years, the gentleman's attentions are very marked.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The second word should indicate by its consonants the numbers of the bones to which the attachment is made.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Her husband noticed, and thought it was the expression of a deep filial attachment which he had never suspected.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for attachment
- the arrest of a person for disobedience to a court order
- the lawful seizure of property and placing of it under control of a court
- a writ authorizing such arrest or seizure