single bond


Definition of single bond

: a chemical bond in which one pair of electrons is shared by two atoms in a molecule especially when the atoms can share more than one pair of electrons — compare double bond, triple bond

Examples of single bond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a flurry of amendments — nearly all of them failing — the board approved a single bond proposal in a 4-3 vote shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage School Board approves $82.8 million bond proposal mostly targeting earthquake-related repairs," 20 Nov. 2019 Moreover, a single bond issued by the French government with a total size of 21 billion euros dominates the green index, with a weighting of almost 13%. Washington Post, "The Explosion in Green Bonds Comes Without a Premium," 28 Oct. 2019 The central bank on Friday raised the cap on how much foreigners can invest in a single bond to 30 percent of outstanding stock from 20 percent, and provided more flexibility on their existing investments. Subhadip Sircar,, "India Seeks to Jump Start Debt Demand Again as Borrowings Loom," 18 June 2018 The new investments mark the next phase of a strategy set in motion three years ago, when co-founder Bill Gross’s bitter departure wrenched the firm from its overdependence on a single bond manager. WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of single bond

1903, in the meaning defined above

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2 Dec 2019

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“Single bond.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of single bond

technical : a chemical bond in which two atoms in a molecule share one pair of electrons

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Medical Definition of single bond

: a chemical bond in which one pair of electrons is shared by two atoms in a molecule and that is usually represented in chemical formulas by a single line

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