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)
to set upon in a forceful, violent, hostile, or aggressive way, with or without a weapon; begin fighting with: He attacked him with his bare hands. to begin hostilities against; start an offensive against: to attack the enemy. to blame or abuse violently or bitterly. to direct unfavorable criticism against; criticize severely; argue with strongly: […]
- Attack ad
noun a public notice, such as a printed display or a short film on television, in which a political party criticizes or abuses an opponent Contemporary Examples Can making an attack ad less aggressive make it more effective? GOP Prepares Softer Strategy in Obama Attack Daniel Stone May 21, 2012 Ad makers were ordered to […]
- Attack dog
a dog trained to attack on command, as for protection or to aid in the apprehension of criminals. Contemporary Examples Get ready for new Florida Senator Marco Rubio to be playing the role of GOP attack dog come summer of 2012. Freshmen Hit the Hill Samuel P. Jacobs January 3, 2011 Gone was Gingrich the […]