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noun attachment pronunciation in British English /əˈtætʃmənt/
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singularattachment
pluralattachments

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [countable] a special tool that you can fix to a machine or piece of equipment to make it do a particular job

    The hallway leads to a bathroom with bath and shower attachment.

  2. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a feeling of loving or liking a person very much

    She formed no close attachments during her time in Paris.

    attachment to:

    He felt a particular attachment to his father’s family.

    1. a.
      a feeling of liking or supporting a place, idea, or organization
      attachment to:

      Scottish firms need to lose their attachment to Scotland to succeed.

  3. 4
    [uncountable] the process of fixing one thing to another

    The filter has suckers for attachment to the side of the tank.

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