coordinate bond

noun Chemistry.

a type of covalent bond between two atoms in which the bonding electrons are supplied by one of the two atoms.

Origin of coordinate bond

First recorded in 1935–40
Also called dative bond. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dative-bond

coordinate 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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dative-bond in Medicine

coordinate bond

[kō-ôrdn-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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dative-bond in Science

coordinate 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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