pair-bonding
noun see pair-bond

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Human bonding — refers to the development of a close, interpersonal relationship between family members or friends. [ Webster’s New World College Dictionary © 1996.] Bonding is a mutual, interactive process, and is not the same as simple liking. The term is from …   Wikipedia

  • chemical bonding — ▪ chemistry Introduction       any of the interactions that account for the association of atoms into molecules, ions, crystals, and other stable species that make up the familiar substances of the everyday world. When atoms approach one another …   Universalium

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