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attachment

noun at·tach·ment \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

1
:  a seizure by legal process; also :  the writ or precept commanding such seizure
2
a :  the state of being personally attached :  fidelity <attachment to a cause>
b :  affectionate regard <a deep attachment to nature>
3
:  a device attached to a machine or implement
4
:  the physical connection by which one thing is attached to another
5
:  the process of physically attaching
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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

ATTACHMENTS Defined for Kids

attachment

noun at·tach·ment \ə-ˈtach-mənt\

Definition of ATTACHMENT for Kids

1
:  connection by feelings of affection or regard <The children had a strong attachment to their grandmother.>
2
:  an extra part that can be attached to a machine or tool <vacuum cleaner attachments>
3
:  a connection by which one thing is joined to another <The attachment that connects the oar to the rowboat is broken.>
Medical Dictionary

attachment

noun at·tach·ment \ə-ˈtach-mənt\

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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