noun \ə-ˈtach-mənt\

: an extra part that can be used with a machine to make it do a particular job

: strong feelings of affection or loyalty for someone or something

: a document or file that is sent with e-mail

Full Definition of ATTACHMENT

:  a seizure by legal process; also :  the writ or precept commanding such seizure
a :  the state of being personally attached :  fidelity <attachment to a cause>
b :  affectionate regard <a deep attachment to nature>
:  a device attached to a machine or implement
:  the physical connection by which one thing is attached to another
:  the process of physically attaching

Examples of ATTACHMENT

  1. The vacuum cleaner attachments help clean in tight spaces.
  2. I need a longer attachment for the drill.
  3. I'll send the document as an attachment to my next e-mail.

First Known Use of ATTACHMENT

14th century

Rhymes with ATTACHMENT


noun \ə-ˈtach-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ATTACHMENT

: the physical connection by which one thing is attached to another <sever the attachments of a muscle to a bone>
at·tach \ə-ˈtach\ verb


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