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Definition of "attachment" []

  • The act of attaching or the condition of being attached. (noun)
  • Something, such as a tie, band, or fastener, that attaches one thing to another. (noun)
  • A bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard. (noun)
  • A supplementary part; an accessory: bought a vacuum cleaner with several attachments. See Synonyms at appendage. (noun)
  • A supplementary document that is attached to a primary document: stapled two attachments to the memorandum. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "attachment" in a sentence
  • "Only when we're already on his side, wanting things to work out, do we start to realize how unlikely this attachment is and how many obstacles there are."
  • "Healthy attachment occurs naturally for many of us, especially if you had loving caregivers as a child, but some kids do suffer from what we call attachment disorder, in which they find it difficult to bond with their parents."
  • "His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane and his team of loyal modern-day warriors."