Formation of a close and enduring emotional attachment, such as between parent and child, lovers, or husband and wife.

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bond·ing n
1) the formation of a close relationship (as between a mother and child or between a person and an animal) esp. through frequent or constant association see MALE BONDING
2) a dental technique in which a material and esp. plastic or porcelain is attached to a tooth surface to correct minor defects (as chipped or discolored teeth) esp. for cosmetic purposes

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1. (in psychology) the development of a close and selective relationship, such as that of attachment. Mother-child bonding is the supposed process in which physical contact between mother and child in the child's first hours of life promotes the mother's loving and caring for her baby.
2. (in dentistry) the attachment of dental restorations, sealants, and orthodontic brackets to teeth. Bonding may be mechanical (see acid-etch technique) or chemical, by the use of adhesive cement or resins. Dentine bonding agents are increasingly used to attach dental fillings to dentine as well as to enamel. In certain artificial crown porcelain is bonded to a metal substructure to produce a bonded porcelain crown.

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bond·ing (bondґing) joining together securely with an adhesive substance, such as glue or cement.

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