• IPA: /əˈtætʃmənt/


  1. The act or process of (physically or figuratively) attaching.
  2. A strong bonding with or fondness for someone or something.
    I have such an attachment towards my fiancé!
  3. A dependence, especially a strong one.
  4. A device attached to a piece of equipment or a tool.
  5. The means by which something is physically attached.
  6. (computing) A file sent along with an email.
  7. (legal) Taking a person's property to satisfy a court-ordered debt.
    attachment of earnings
  8. (meteorology) The act or process by which any (downward) leader connects to any available (upward) streamer in a lightning flash.
    • 2009, Jakke Mäkelä, Eero Karvinen, Niko Porjo, Antti Mäkelä and Tapio Tuomi, Attachment of Natural Lightning Flashes to Trees: Preliminary Statistical Characteristics, published in the Journal of Lightning Research, volume 1
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  • Russian: приста́вка
  • Russian: присоедине́ние
  • Spanish: atadura
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