from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The formation of a close human relationship, as between friends: "He says he has rediscovered the comforts of male bonding in a Washington men's group” ( Marilyn Chase).
- n. The emotional and physical attachment occurring between a parent or parent figure, especially a mother, and offspring, that usually begins at birth and is the basis for further emotional affiliation.
- n. A dental technique in which a material such as plastic or porcelain is attached to the surface of a discolored or damaged tooth.
- n. The technique of using adhesives to attach orthodontic brackets or other appliances to the teeth.
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- v. Present participle of bond.
- n. A method of aggregating multiple network interfaces on a computer into a single logical interface
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the process of fastening firmly together.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
- n. (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel
- n. fastening firmly together
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I can't recommend pneumonia as a training technique, but the bonding is a must!!
The modern homosexuals that I saw at Haji Malang the post pubescant teens, feminine, have started aping the hIjdas in dress and mannerisms as Hijda bonding is a safer option and a kind of shield of protection, these are my observations, and not any fixed rules.
Vice Provost Ann Austin says she's a big supporter of what she calls bonding time for parents.
"To me, 'bonding' is an overrated term normally linked to reminiscing about past escapades with a truckload of grog on board," Waugh wrote.
The ideas expressed above are familiar to evolutionists as part of parental investment theory -- male/female pair-bonding is more likely to emerge where offspring are highly dependent.
So any "unnatural" bonding is not as good as a single piece of wood.
I believe in bonding with your dog, they seem to listen to you better when they truly enjoy your company.
When a scratch damages the chemical structure, the chitosan responds to ultraviolet light by forming chemical chains that begin bonding with other materials in the substance, eventually smoothing the scratch.
I believe the bonding is stronger and makes for a mellower dog.
In the context of human relationships, male bonding is used to (sometimes jokingly or informally) describe friendship between men, or the way in which men befriend each other.