Meaning of BONDING in English


I. noun

( -s )

Etymology: from gerund of bond (IV)

: electrical interconnection between parts (as of an airplane) to minimize differences of voltage

II. noun

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. : a dental technique in which a material (as plastic or porcelain) is attached to a tooth surface to correct minor defects (as chipped or discolored teeth)

III. adjective

Etymology: from present participle of bond (IV)

: relating to, being, or occupying a molecular orbital which tends to promote bond formation between atoms

a bonding electron

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