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n. 1. (in psychology) the process of developing the first close selective relationship of a child’s life, most commonly with the mother. The relationship acts to ...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
29 words

...attachment n. A court order for the detention of a person and/or his property. Attachment can be used by the courts for the punishment of contempt of court...

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
195 words
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... n. 1. The means by which two objects are fastened together. 2. A mechanical device used to retain or stabilize a dental prosthesis. The epithelial attachment is the biological mechanism that joins the junctional epithelium to the tooth. It is formed from the reduced enamel epithelium . The junctional epithelium forms the hemidesmosomal attachment of the gingival tissues to the teeth. The attachment apparatus includes the periodontal ligament , the cementum , and the alveolar bone . The clinical attachment level is the distance from...

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

...secure attachment are seen as: Safe haven When the child feels afraid, s/he can obtain comfort from the caregiver. Secure base The caregiver provides a dependable base from which the child can explore outwards. Proximity maintenance The child seeks to stay within reach of the caregiver. Separation distress When separated from the caregiver, the child becomes upset but not overwhelmed. Other psychologists have elaborated types of insecure attachment: ambivalent–insecure attachment; avoidant–insecure attachment; disorganized–insecure attachment....

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

... A file which is sent as part of an email message. Such files have been used to infect computers with virus...

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
61 words

... is a form of preliminary relief in civil actions. The plaintiff asks a sheriff to seize some of the defendant's property, such as a bank account, so that the asset will be available to pay the plaintiff's claim if he wins. Attachment may also serve as the basis for a court's limited jurisdiction. See also Procedure, Civil David S....

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Joan Stevenson-Hinde

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
2,042 words

...(Bowlby 1991 b : 293). 1. The development of attachment 2. The quality of attachment 3. Implications 1. The development of attachment As attachment behaviour develops, it forms the basis for an inferred attachment bond. Bowlby described particular phases of its development: pre-attachment (from birth to about 2 months), involving signalling without discriminating one person from another; attachment-in-the-making (2–6 months), where signals become directed to particular persons; clear-cut attachment (0.5–4 years), with locomotion and goal-corrected...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... A data file that is embedded in an email message. The technicalities of this embedding are hidden by the user agent—to users, the data file appears as a distinct object attached to the...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
139 words

... n. 1. (in psychology) the process of developing the first close selective relationship of a child’s life, most commonly with the mother. The relationship acts to reduce anxiety in strange settings and forms a base from which children develop further relationships and explore their environment. Seriously disturbed attachment is hypothesized to lead to personality disorders, depression, or anxiety disorders in later life. 2. (in the National Health Service) working arrangements by which workers employed by public bodies (such as district nurses ...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

... The procedure enabling a creditor, who has obtained judgment in the courts (the judgment creditor ), to secure payment of the amount due from the debtor. The judgment creditor obtains a further court order to the effect that money or property due from a third party to the debtor must be frozen and paid instead to the judgment creditor to satisfy the amount due. For instance, a judgment creditor may, through a third-party debt order , attach the salary due to the debtor from the debtor's...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
87 words

... A procedure enabling a creditor, who has obtained judgment in the courts (the judgment creditor), to secure payment of the amount due from the debtor. The judgment creditor obtains a further court order to the effect that money or property due from a third party to the debtor must be frozen and paid instead to the judgment creditor to satisfy the amount due. For instance, a judgment creditor may, through a third-party debt order , attach the salary due to the debtor from the debtor’s...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

... The procedure enabling a creditor, who has obtained judgment in the courts (the judgment creditor ), to secure payment of the amount due from the debtor. The judgment creditor obtains a further court order to the effect that money or property due from a third party to the debtor must be frozen and paid instead to the judgment creditor to satisfy the amount due. For instance, a judgment creditor may, through a third-party debt order , attach the salary due to the debtor from the debtor’s employer....

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
115 words

... 1. A procedure enabling a creditor, who has obtained judgment in the courts (the judgment creditor ), to secure payment of the amount due from the debtor. The judgment creditor obtains a further court order to the effect that money or property due from a third party to the debtor must be frozen and paid instead to the judgment creditor to satisfy the amount due. For instance, a judgment creditor may, through a third-party debt order , attach the salary due to the debtor from the debtor’s employer. 2. A data file that is embedded in an e-mail ...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
122 words

... [ă- tach -mĕnt] n. 1. (in psychology) the process of developing the first close selective relationship of a child’s life, most commonly with the mother. a. disorder a psychiatric disorder in infants and young children resulting from institutionalization, poor parenting, emotional neglect, or child abuse. Affected children may be withdrawn or aggressive, and fearful or attention-seeking and indiscriminately friendly. 2. (in the NHS) a working arrangement by which district nurses, social workers, etc., are engaged in association with specific...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
99 words

...attachment (1) A process linking (‘attaching’) one’s earnings to a judgment debt by making the earnings the subject of garnishment proceedings to obtain a garnishee order : e.g. under Supreme Court Rules 2000 (Tas) Division 5; County Court Civil Procedure Rules 2008 (Vic) Order 72. The order requires an employer to divert a regular amount of wages away from the employee, paying that portion instead to the court, in regular instalments, until the underlying judgment debt has been fully discharged. Debts owed to a judgment debtor may similarly be attached...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

...attachment An attachment to an email that can be accessed by the receiver of the email. Such attachments can be used to spread viruses...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

... encoding The coding method used to transform a file to a form in which it can be placed as an attachment in an email...

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
20 words

...attachment The connective tissue attachment between the root of the tooth and the alveolar bone . See also periodontal ligament...

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A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
25 words

... point ( ap ) a hypothetical analog of the centromere on chloroplast DNA in Chlamydomonas . Chloroplast genes may be mapped with respect to the attachment...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
125 words

...manifests on a spectrum from mild difficulty to serious symptoms of insecure attachment, known as reactive attachment disorder (RAD). Within the classroom pupils with attachment disorder may be identified as having special educational needs . http://www.attachment.org/reactive-attachment-disorder/ Provides details of causes and...

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
382 words
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...means. The Chayes attachment , first described by Herman Chayes in 1906 , is a T-shaped intracoronal attachment which provides retention mainly by the frictional surface area of contact between the two parts of the attachment. Extra-coronal attachments have part or all of their mechanism external to the contour of the tooth; they may project from an abutment crown , may allow movement between two sections of a prosthesis, or be a combined unit with an extra-coronal hinge connected to an intra-coronal attachment. Stud attachments have a ball-shaped...

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