- the development of a close relationship as between family members or friends
- Dentistry a procedure in which a synthetic resin is applied to a tooth surface to fill or cover flaws
Two children bonding over a glass of milk.
An example of bonding is two people sharing an intense experience and becoming friends.
- a. The formation of a close human relationship, as between friends: “He says he has rediscovered the comforts of male bonding in a Washington men's group” ( Marilyn Chase )b. The emotional and physical attachment occurring between a parent or parent figure, especially a mother, and offspring, that usually begins at birth and is the basis for further emotional affiliation.
- a. A dental technique in which a material such as plastic or porcelain is attached to the surface of a discolored or damaged tooth.b. The technique of using adhesives to attach orthodontic brackets or other appliances to the teeth.
- Present participle of bond.
- The act by which something is bonded.
- A method of aggregating multiple network interfaces on a computer into a single logical interface
bonding - Computer Definition
- The process or method of permanently joining the metallic shields, screens, or armor of multiple wire and cable segments in order to establish electrical continuity between them, to a ground strap or wire that connects to a ground rod, and eventually to ground. Bonding serves to ensure that electrical noise will be conducted to ground, rather than coupling with and, therefore, interfering with the desired signal.
- Synonymous with channel aggregation, dynamic bandwidth allocation, multirate ISDN, and Nx64. A feature of ISDN-compatible terminal adapters (TAs), PBXs, and routers that enables the system to dynamically allocate, or bond, multiple contiguous 64-kbps bearer (B) channels to serve an application that requires more than a narrowband channel. From the transmitter, through the network, and to the receiver, the narrowband channels are bonded and treated as a single superrate channel known as a high-speed (H) channel. As an example, a videoconference might require 128 kbps (2 channels) or 384 kbps (6 channels). Dial-up Internet access typically benefits from bonding two channels for a connection at 128 kbps. Also, multiple IP, ATM, or frame relay links can be joined to emulate a faster channel. See also B channel, H channel, ISDN, narrowband, PBX, router, superrate, and TA.
bonding - Investment & Finance Definition
The process of carefully checking an employee’s background and then taking out insurance to protect the com-pany against theft or fraud losses caused by that employee. Financial firms or other companies whose employees handle cash are some of the firms that bond their employees.