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attachment

1. 
a. the arrest of a person for disobedience to a court order
b. the lawful seizure of property and placing of it under control of a court
c. a writ authorizing such arrest or seizure
2. Law the binding of a debt in the hands of a garnishee until its disposition has been decided by the court

attachment

  1. the emotional bond between infant and mother.
  2. the types of behaviour displayed by the infant to indicate an attachment, e.g. following parents, crying, smiling.
  3. the more abstract psychological tie felt towards a nurturing figure involving a mutual dependency for emotional satisfaction.
A theory of attachment was first proposed by BOWLBY (1958,1969) who was primarily concerned with the first two interpretations, citing ethological evidence to support his claims about how human infants use certain types of behaviour to elicit psychological as well as physical care from their mothers. Attachment merely refers to whether the child has formed a tie to a caregiver, but more recently the notion of security of attachment (Ainsworth et al., Strange Situation Behaviour of One-year Olds, 1978) was established to assess the quality of the attachment relationship once it has been formed.

attachment

[ə′tach·mənt]
(computer science)
An additional file sent with an e-mail message.
(organic chemistry)
The conversion of a molecular entity into another molecular structure solely by formation of a single two-center bond with another molecular entity and no other changes in bonding.
(psychology)
The behavior of an individual who relates in an affiliative or dependent manner to another individual or object.
(virology)
The initial stage in the infection of a cell by a virus that follows a chance collision by the virus with a suitable receptor area on the cell.
References in classic literature ?
Misgivings Rebecca had; but she remembered all Miss Crawley had said; the old lady's avowed contempt for birth; her daring liberal opinions; her general romantic propensities; her almost doting attachment to her nephew, and her repeatedly expressed fondness for Rebecca herself.
What can we learn from the pending FCC docket on federal broadband pole attachment rates, terms and conditions?
This excellent work is a much-needed, eminently-readable discussion of developmental attachment theory, its interplay with issues of child maltreatment, and related practice implications.
Attachment (2) provides a current list of services exempted from the requirement to use performance-based contracting methods and a list of service areas excluded from the annual assessment of PBSA goal achievement.
Equipment dealers who cater to the scrap market say the increasing interest in shear attachments has been clear to see in the past several years.
Consequently, the inclusion of Attachment theory and Object Relations theory in this review provides a new bridge between psychology and educational psychology, since these theories address the psychodynamics involved in the development of student trust and its importance within personal identity development, and ultimately, academic achievement, learning and Success.
A three-piece boom and 4-piece attachment gives the SK3500D the world's highest working range of 65.
Yet with one in five electric cooperative utility poles now hosting an attachment, renewed care must be devoted to managing these vital distribution assets.
Originally construed by Bowlby (1969), attachment theory was premised on a dyadic caregiver-child relationship.
Beginning with the seminal work of John Bowlby, who raised awareness of the infant-parent attachment system as critical for subsequent psychological health (1969, 1973, 1980), there has been continued interest in the nature and outcomes of attachment relationships.
Experience of an arm, and stable relation with mother or a permanent substitution for mother is a main and effective factor for the mental health of the child; should this relation formation fails, and the child is deprived of the motherly care and instability of the child's relations with attachment visage may cause many neurosis problems and personality disorders to appear [5].