attachment

attachment
noun Date: 14th century 1. a seizure by legal process; also the writ or precept commanding such seizure 2. a. the state of being personally attached ; fidelity <
attachment to a cause
>
b. affectionate regard <
a deep attachment to nature
>
3. a device attached to a machine or implement 4. the physical connection by which one thing is attached to another 5. the process of physically attaching

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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