Definition of bonding
1 : the formation of a close relationship (as between a mother and child or between a person and an animal) especially through frequent or constant association
2 : the attaching of a material (such as porcelain) to a tooth surface especially for cosmetic purposes
Examples of bonding in a Sentence
He and his dad spent the weekend together for some male bonding.
this epoxy has good bonding for glass and ceramics
Recent Examples of bonding from the Web
Rep. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, questioned whether the state should have required more robust surety bonding than 25 percent for completion.
Kim, 39, shared more pics of her super-sized brood bonding with the puppies, including one of 3-year-old daughter being tailed by a pooch named Shiloh.
Skin-to-skin bonding with the mother reduces babies’ stress levels and helps infants adapt to life outside the womb.
The bonding between the carbon and the nitrogen leaves a rather unhappy electron.
Since then, city school officials have been dashing to submit a revised proposal to the state school construction grants office so it could be included as a priority bonding project in the state budget package, whenever it is passed.
But chances are The Last Knight won't be as sweet as this Great Big Story video of a father and son bonding over building giant metal Transformers out of old car parts.
Bilski balked at Strong's claim the county was pressing the limit of its bonding capacity.
Scene 6: In the name of sisterly bonding, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé get lasers applied to their bodies.
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First Known Use of bonding
BONDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bonding for English Language Learners
: the process of forming a close relationship with someone
Medical Definition of bonding
1: the formation of a close relationship (as between a mother and child or between a person and an animal) especially through frequent or constant association—see male bonding
2: a dental technique in which a material and especially plastic or porcelain is attached to a tooth surface to correct minor defects (as chipped or discolored teeth) especially for cosmetic purposes
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