attachment

[[t]ətæ̱tʃmənt[/t]]
attachments
1) N-VAR: oft N to n If you have an attachment to someone or something, you are fond of them or loyal to them.

As a teenager she formed a strong attachment to one of her teachers...

Mother and child form a close attachment.

...a feeling of attachment to the land where their ancestors have lived.

2) N-COUNT An attachment is a device that can be fixed onto a machine in order to enable it to do different jobs.

Some models come with attachments for dusting.

3) N-VAR: usu on N If someone is on attachment to another company, department, or place, they are working there temporarily. [mainly BRIT]

During her course she worked on attachment for six months at Kew Gardens...

Before coming on my attachment to a City law firm, I spent a year at Strasbourg University.

4) N-COUNT An attachment is an extra document that is added to another document.

Justice Fitzgerald included a 120-page discussion paper as an attachment to the annual report.

5) N-COUNT In computing, an attachment is a file which is attached separately to a message that you send to someone.

When you send an e-mail you can also send a file as an attachment and that file can be a graphic, a program, a sound or whatever.


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