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Definition 1: the act of fastening things together - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for attachment in the sense of this definition

(attachment is a kind of ...) the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)

"the joining of hands around the table" "there was a connection via the internet"

(... is a kind of attachment ) fastening firmly together

(... is a kind of attachment ) fastening by dowels

(... is a kind of attachment ) fastening electrical equipment to earth

(... is a kind of attachment ) the act of linking things together

(... is a kind of attachment ) the act of tying or binding things together

(... is a kind of attachment ) fastening two pieces of metal together by softening with heat and applying pressure

(... is a kind of attachment ) the activity of fastening something firmly in position

Definition 2: the act of attaching or affixing something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for attachment in the sense of this definition

(attachment is a kind of ...) the act of combining things to form a new whole

(... is a kind of attachment ) the act of grafting something onto something else

Definition 3: faithful support for a cause or political party or religion - [noun denoting act]

Samples where attachment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • attachment to a formal agenda
  • adherence to a fat-free diet
  • the adhesion of Seville was decisive

Synonyms for attachment in the sense of this definition

(attachment is a kind of ...) aiding the cause or policy or interests of

"the president no longer has the support of his own party" "they developed a scheme of mutual support"

(... is a kind of attachment ) excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities

"their ecclesiasticism overwhelmed their religion"

(... is a kind of attachment ) adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation

(... is a kind of attachment ) adherence or attachment to a monarchy or to the principle of monarchal government

(... is a kind of attachment ) adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)

Definition 4: a supplementary part or accessory - [noun denoting artifact]

(attachment is a kind of ...) a component that is added to something to improve it

"the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement" "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"

(... is a kind of attachment ) a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera

Definition 5: a connection that fastens things together - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for attachment in the sense of this definition

(attachment is a kind of ...) an instrumentality that connects

"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

(... is a kind of attachment ) any connection or unifying bond

Definition 6: a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding - [noun denoting communication]

(attachment is a kind of ...) (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

(attachment belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 7: a feeling of affection for a person or an institution - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for attachment in the sense of this definition

(attachment is a kind of ...) a positive feeling of liking

"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt" "the child won everyone's heart" "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"

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