attachment - definition and synonyms


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  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.

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  2. 2
    [countable] something you send with a letter, contract, or other document to give extra information
    1. a.
      a computer file that you send with an email
  3. 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.

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

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

  5. 5
    [countable/uncountable] legal the process of taking money or property from someone as payment of a debt

    The judgment debtor can seek an attachment of earnings order from the court.