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coordinate bond co·or·di·nate bond (kō-ôr'dn-ĭt, -āt')
A covalent chemical bond between two atoms that is produced when one atom shares a pair of electrons with another atom lacking such a pair. Also called semipolar bond.
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A type of covalent bond in which both the shared electrons are contributed by one of the two atoms. Also called dative bond. See more at covalent bond.