bonding

(redirected from G.bond)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.

bonding

 [bond´ing]
1. joining together securely with an adhesive substance.
2. the development of a close emotional tie to a mate or to a newborn; called also claiming and binding-in. It is thought that optimal bonding of the parents to a newborn requires a period of close contact in the first few hours after birth. The mother initiates bonding when she caresses her infant and exhibits certain behaviors typical of a mother tending her child. The infant's responses to this, such as body and eye movements, are a necessary part of the process. The length of time necessary for bonding depends on the health of the infant and mother, as well as on circumstances surrounding labor and delivery. The presence of the father during the birth increases his bonding to the infant.
dentin bonding establishment of a micromechanical bond between cut dentin and the bonding agent.
enamel bonding tooth bonding.
tooth bonding the technique of fixing orthodontic brackets or other attachments directly to the enamel surface with orthodontic adhesives.

bond·ing

(bon'ding),
Formation of a close and enduring emotional attachment, such as between parent and child, lovers, or husband and wife.

bonding

(bŏn′dĭng)
n.
1.
a. 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).
b. 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.
2.
a. A dental technique in which a material such as plastic or porcelain is attached to the surface of a discolored or damaged tooth.
b. The technique of using adhesives to attach orthodontic brackets or other appliances to the teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry
(1) The application of a plastic pearl-colored composite paste—after etching the surface with a mild acid—on the external face of the teeth most involved in smile work
(2) The attachment of material to a tooth to repair and/or change the tooth’s color or shape
Dentistry The attaching of braces to teeth with glue
Neonatology The formation of emotional ties between an infant and mother or other caregiver that occurs in the early post-partum period
Psychiatry The attachment and unity of 2 people whose identities are significantly affected by mutual interactions
Public health See Antibiotic bonding

bonding

Neonatology The formation of emotional ties between an infant and mother or other caregiver that occurs in the early post-partum. See Companionship, Infant massage. Cf Anaclitic depression, Inner bonding, Male bonding, Social isolation Psychiatry The attachment and unity of 2 people whose identities are significantly affected by mutual interactions Public health See Antibiotic bonding.

bond·ing

(bond'ing)
Formation of a close and enduring emotional attachment, such as between parent and child, lovers, or husband and wife.

bonding

The formation of a strong relationship, particularly that between a mother and her new-born child. Bonding is believed to be important for the future psychological well-being of the infant.

Bonding

Rebuilding, reshaping, and covering tooth defects using tooth-colored materials.
Mentioned in: Cosmetic Dentistry

bond·ing

(bond'ing)
1. Process by which orthodontic brackets are affixed to tooth surfaces; fluoride-releasing light-activated resin is commonly used.
2. Physical adherence of sealant to enamel surface is done using an acid-etching technique that leaves microspaces between enamel rods.