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bond·ing

 (bŏn′dĭng)
n.
1.
a. The formation of a close human relationship, as between friends: "He says he has rediscovered the comforts of male bonding in a Washington men's group" (Marilyn Chase).
b. The emotional and physical attachment occurring between a parent or parent figure, especially a mother, and offspring, that usually begins at birth and is the basis for further emotional affiliation.
2.
a. A dental technique in which a material such as plastic or porcelain is attached to the surface of a discolored or damaged tooth.
b. The technique of using adhesives to attach orthodontic brackets or other appliances to the teeth.
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bonding

(ˈbɒndɪŋ)
n
(Psychology) the process by which individuals become emotionally attached to one another. See also pair bond
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bond•ing

(ˈbɒn dɪŋ)

n.
1.
a. a relationship that usu. begins at the time of birth between a parent and offspring and that establishes the basis for an ongoing mutual attachment.
b. the establishment of a pair bond.
2. a close friendship that develops between adults, often as a result of shared experiences.
[1975–80]
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bonding

In electrical engineering, the process of connecting together metal parts so that they make low resistance electrical contact for direct current and lower frequency alternating currents. See also earthing.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonding - a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
personal relation, personal relationship - a relation between persons
female bonding - the formation of a close personal relationship between women
male bonding - the formation of a close personal relationship between men; "the rituals known as male bonding do not necessarily involve drinking beer together"
maternal-infant bonding - the attachment that forms between an infant and its mother beginning at birth; "maternal-infant bonding influences the child's psychological and physical development"
2.bonding - (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel
technique - a practical method or art applied to some particular task
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
3.bonding - fastening firmly togetherbonding - fastening firmly together    
fastening, attachment - the act of fastening things together
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Translations

bonding

[ˈbɒndɪŋ] N (Psych) → vinculación f afectiva
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bonding

[ˈbɒndɪŋ] n(formation f de) liens mpl affectifs
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bond·ing

n. unión afectiva, vínculo afectivo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bonding

(obst, psych) n formación f de un vínculo or lazo afectivo
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Applying composite tooth bonding is a restorative procedure that uses tooth enamel-coloured composite resin (plastic) to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured.
There are, however, strong indications that highly cross-linked teeth do have reduced bond strength and that the use of high-impact resins significantly enhances tooth bonding. Contamination with wax was considered a major cause of bonding failure.
We're seeing a rise in less damaging options such as tooth bonding, which uses a resin colour-matched to the natural tooth to fill gaps and cracks or change the shape without losing any of the natural tooth.'