attachmentat‧tach‧ment /əˈtætʃmənt/ ●●○AWL noun 🔊 🔊 1[countable, uncountable]LIKE somebody OR something a feeling that you like or love someone or something and that you would be unhappy without themattachment to/for 🔊 a child’s attachment to its mother2[countable]T a part that you can put onto a machine to make it do a particularjob 🔊 The vacuum cleaner has various attachments.3[uncountable]FAITHFULbelief in and loyalty towards a particular idea, organization etcattachment to/for 🔊 old people’s attachment to traditional customs4[countable] a document or file that is sent with an emailmessage 🔊 I’ll send the spreadsheet as an attachment.5[countable, uncountable] when you fasten or connect one thing to another, or the thing that you use to do this 🔊 Hooks were fixed to the wall for the attachment of the ropes. 🔊 the attachments that secure your boots firmly to the skis6 →on attachment7[countable, uncountable] law a situation in which part of the money someone earns or money that is owed to them is taken by a court of law and used to pay their debts8[countable] technical a piece of paper fastened to a document such as an insuranceagreement, which shows a specialcondition of the agreement
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attachment• This is not excessive if all attachments are included and a comprehensivereview of literature is included.• I'm sending the document as an attachment. Pleaselet me know if you have troublereading it.• If these six parasitesfind an attachment, there will be dismemberment.• But-this is crucial-it remains an attachment.• But in terms of the idea of attachmentobjects can be very varied.• This vacuumcleaner comes with a range of attachments.• The service you get is fairly standard, with no apparentlimitsimposed on storagespace or attachmentsize.• a romanticattachment• On the contrary she seemed rather to welcome Lesley-Jane's attachment.• The group who were the most uncompromising in their attachment to divine and hereditaryright were the Nonjurors.attachment to/for• This means the physicalcomponents of computers, including the minicomputers, microcomputers and integratedsystems and attachments to the computers.• Printedalloyinstructionlabels for attachment tomanufacturedproducts.• But, in the absence of anyone more suitable, he transferred his attachment to the unlikelyfigure of yours truly.• His attachment toclassicalprinciple was not so great as to deter him from practicalinnovation.• Many workers have little attachment to their companies.• Sentimentalattachment to some geographic part of the world is not part of the system.• These allowsoilattachment tooccur normally but to the coating rather than the substrate.• I had a strongattachment to him.attachment to/for• This means the physical components of computers, including the minicomputers, microcomputers and integrated systems and attachments to the computers.• Printed alloy instruction labels for attachment to manufactured products.• But, in the absence of anyone more suitable, he transferred his attachment to the unlikely figure of yours truly.• His attachment to classical principle was not so great as to deter him from practical innovation.• Sentimental attachment to some geographic part of the world is not part of the system.• No one troubled to pin a fellow down until he showed signs of a seriousattachment to a well-bredgirl.• These allow soil attachment to occur normally but to the coating rather than the substrate.• I had a strong attachment to him.From Longman Business Dictionaryattachmentat‧tach‧ment /əˈtætʃmənt/ noun1[countable, uncountable]LAW when part of someone’s earnings or money that is owed to them is taken by a court and used to pay their debtsOrganizations can apply to have an attachment of earnings made on someone who owes them money.2[countable] a piece of paper fastened to a document such as an insurance agreement, which shows a special condition of the agreement3[countable]COMPUTING a document which is sent as part of an EMAIL messageYou can send me the spreadsheet as an attachment.