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attachment US English

An extra part or extension that is or can be attached to something to perform a particular function

attachment US Thesaurus

he has a strong attachment to his mother

non-attachment US English

The state or condition of not being attached; specifically lack of concern or involvement with material things; detachment.

attachment figure US English

The object of a strong emotional attachment; specifically the main person providing care, protection, and support to an infant; an individual's mother or mother-substitute.

attachment disorder US English

A psychological disorder attributed to inadequate attachment to the mother (or other principal caregiver) during infancy; (more widely) a failure to develop emotional attachments in the usual or expected manner.

attachment parenting US English

An approach to raising infants that aims to promote a close relationship between the baby and its parents by methods such as feeding on demand and letting the baby sleep with its parents