an emotional and behavioral disorder arising from a failure to form a strong bond with one’s primary caregiver in early childhood and affecting one’s social relationships in later childhood and adulthood.
See also (def 3).
The combination of emotional abuse and overt sexualization resulted in an attachment disorder.
What Made Anders Behring Breivik a Mass Killer in Norway? Aage Borchgrevink November 23, 2013
- Attachment parenting
a style of child rearing aimed at developing a strong emotional bond between the child and primary caregiver. See also (def 3). Contemporary Examples Sears’s followers call this progression “attachment parenting” and it seems to have something to do with attachment. Time Magazine Cover: What About the Child? Dr. Mona Ackerman May 11, 2012
- Attachment of earnings
noun (in Britain) a court order requiring an employer to deduct amounts from an employee’s wages to pay debts or honour financial obligations
- Attachment theory
a set of concepts that explain the emergence of an emotional bond between an infant and primary caregiver and the way in which this bond affects the child’s behavioral and emotional development into adulthood. See also (def 3).
- Attachment unit interface
attachment unit interface networking (AUI) The part of the IEEE Ethernet standard located between the MAC, and the MAU. The AUI is a transceiver cable that provides a path between a node’s Ethernet interface and the MAU. (1996-12-08)