bonding

noun bond·ing \ ˈbän-diŋ \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

  1. He and his dad spent the weekend together for some male bonding.

  2. this epoxy has good bonding for glass and ceramics

Recent Examples of bonding from the Web

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First Known Use of bonding

1969


BONDING Defined for English Language Learners

bonding

noun

Definition of bonding for English Language Learners

  • : the process of forming a close relationship with someone


Medical Dictionary

bonding

noun bond·ing

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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