a type of covalent bond between two atoms in which the bonding electrons are supplied by one of the two atoms.
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Origin of coordinate bond
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called dative bond.
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British Dictionary definitions for dative-bond
a type of covalent chemical bond in which both the shared electrons are provided by one of the atomsAlso called: dative bond, semipolar bond
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Medicine definitions for dative-bond
[ kō-ôr′dn-ĭt, -āt′ ]
A covalent chemical bond between two atoms that is produced when one atom shares a pair of electrons with another atom lacking such a pair.semipolar bond
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Science definitions for dative-bond
A type of covalent bond in which both the shared electrons are contributed by one of the two atoms. Also called dative bond See more at covalent bond.
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