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BONDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bonding mean? 

BONDING (noun)
  The noun BONDING has 3 senses:

1. fastening firmly together
2. a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
3. (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

  Familiarity information: BONDING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BONDING (noun)


Sense 1bonding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fastening firmly together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bonding; soldering

Hypernyms ("bonding" is a kind of...):

attachment; fastening (the act of fastening things together)


Sense 2bonding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("bonding" is a kind of...):

personal relation; personal relationship (a relation between persons)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bonding"):

female bonding (the formation of a close personal relationship between women)

male bonding (the formation of a close personal relationship between men)

maternal-infant bonding (the attachment that forms between an infant and its mother beginning at birth)


Sense 3bonding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("bonding" is a kind of...):

technique (a practical method or art applied to some particular task)

Domain category:

dental medicine; dentistry; odontology (the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth)


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