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Meaning of attachment

at•tach•ment

Pronunciation: (u-tach'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of attaching or the state of being attached.
  2. a feeling that binds one to a person, thing, cause, ideal, or the like; devotion; regard: a fond attachment to his cousin; a profound attachment to the cause of peace.
  3. something that attaches; a fastening or tie: the attachments of a harness; the attachments of a pair of skis.
  4. an additional or supplementary device: attachments for an electric drill.
  5. seizure of property or person by legal authority, esp. seizure of a defendant's property to prevent its dissipation before trial or to acquire jurisdiction over it.
  6. something attached, as a document added to a letter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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