Meaning of BONDING in English


/bon"ding/ , n.

1. Psychol. , Animal Behav.

a. a relationship that usually begins at the time of birth between a parent and offspring and that establishes the basis for an ongoing mutual attachment.

b. the establishment of a pair bond.

2. a close friendship that develops between adults, often as a result of intense experiences, as those shared in military combat.

3. Dentistry. a technique or procedure for restoring the discolored or damaged surface of a tooth by coating it with a highly durable resinous material that adheres to the existing enamel.

[ 1670-80, for earlier sense; BOND 1 + -ING 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .