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attachment

 [ah-tach´ment]
1. the development of strong affectional ties between an infant and a significant other (mother, father, sibling, caretaker); this is a psychological, rather than a biological, process.
2. the initial stage of infection of a cell by a virus, in which the viral envelope finds a suitable receptor on the cell surface, enabling the virus to enter. Called also adsorption.
risk for impaired parent/infant/child attachment a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as disruption of the interactive process between parent/significant other and infant that fosters the development of a protective and nurturing reciprocal relationship. Possible causes include inadequacy of the parent or parent substitute (such as anxiety or substance abuse), illness in the child, physical separation, lack of privacy, and others.

at·tach·ment

(ă-tach'ment),
1. A connection of one part with another.
2. In dentistry, a mechanical device for the fixation and stabilization of a dental prosthesis.
3. In psychiatry and psychology, a concept encompassing the strength and style of connectedness in primate relationships.

attachment

Informatics A file (e.g., in a .pdf, .jpg or other format) that is often sent with an email.
MedspeakUK A term of art for a specific post (job) within an educational programme.
Psychology A popular term for the emotional bond between people (e.g., infant with primary caregiver; parent with child; husband with wife) or any long-lasting bond that a person develops toward another person or object.

attachment

Psychiatry The behavior of an organism that relates in an affiliative or dependent manner to another object which develops during critical periods of life and can be extinguished by lack of opportunity to relate; if separation occurs before maturation can provide for adaptive adjustment, personality deviation can occur

at·tach·ment

(ă-tach'mĕnt)
1. A connection of one part with another.
2. dentistry A mechanical device for the fixation and stabilization of a dental prosthesis.

attachment

an enlargement of the base of an algal THALLUS by which the plant is anchored to the SUBSTRATE.

at·tach·ment

(ă-tach'mĕnt)
1. In dentistry, a mechanical device for the fixation and stabilization of a dental prosthesis.
2. A connection of one part with another.
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The CAA adopted the stance that these documents were secret and could not be attached with the reply.
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(b) Employee business expenses: Complete Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses, or Form 2106-EZ, Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses, and attach to the return.
Also, consider how easy it will be to attach the material to the base.
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Solution: Attach a complete breakdown of each spouse's income; a detailed capital gain calculation; deductions, including a list of total Schedule A Itemized Deductions; exemptions; taxable income; credits; other taxes, including separate Forms 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax; federal tax withheld; payments; offsets; and refunds.
The MDS (Multi-Displacement System) unit replaces a conventional roller cam follower with a hydraulically pressurized design consisting of an outer sleeve and piston unit to which a roller follower is attached. When the pressure in the solenoid is released, the outer housing slides over the piston, which prevents the transfer of energy to the pushrod.
Dundra attached a copy of the last page of the divorce decree to his return, but did not attach form 8332.
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Attach the legs (E) to the leg supports (C) and to the bottom (B) on all four corners.
OUR EXPERT SAYS: "Many people could be tempted to attach this to something other than a car seat but it could be extremely dangerous."