Meaning of BONDING in English


bond ‧ ing /ˈbɒndɪŋ $ ˈbɑːn-/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ bond , ↑ bonding ; verb : ↑ bond ]

1 . a process in which a special relationship develops between two or more people

bonding between

the bonding between mare and foal

2 . male/female bonding informal the activity of doing things with other people of the same sex, so that you feel good about being a man or a woman:

They’re in the bar again, doing some male bonding!

3 . technical the connection of atoms or of two surfaces that are glued together:

chemical bonding

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.