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An attachment is a component added onto a machine to alter its functioning. Attachment may also refer to:

  • Attachment theory, the theory which is used to describe and investigate the psychological attachment
  • Attachment (law), a means of collecting a legal judgment by levying on property in the possession of a third party
  • Prejudgment attachment, a legal procedure in certain states of the United States allowing a creditor to levy or seize assets of a defendant prior to judgment


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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
attachment

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural attachments

attachment (countable and uncountable; plural attachments)

  1. A strong bonding towards or with.
    I have such an attachment towards my fiancé!
  2. A cloying type of dependency.
    She has such an attachment on that man, why can't she back off some!
  3. A relationship that is not in the best interests of one or both of the participants.
    He doesn't really matter to her, he's just her latest attachment.
    She has a huge attachment to him and is so able to manipulate him because of it!
  4. (computing) A file sent along with an email.
  5. (law) Taking a person's property to satisfy a court-ordered debt.
    attachment of earnings

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /a'tæʧmɛnt/

Noun

attachment m, n

  1. attachment (to an email)

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