well-bonded

bonded

[bon-did]
adjective
1.
secured by or consisting of bonds: bonded debt.
2.
placed in bond: bonded goods.
3.
Textiles. made of two layers of the same fabric or of a fabric and a lining material attached to each other by a chemical process or adhesive: bonded wool.

Origin:
1590–1600; bond1 + -ed3

unbonded, adjective
well-bonded, adjective
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bonded (ˈbɒndɪd)
 
adj
1.  finance consisting of, secured by, or operating under a bond or bonds
2.  commerce deposited in a bonded warehouse; placed or stored in bond

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bond
early 13c., "anything that binds," phonetic variant of band (1) (for vowel change, see long), influenced by O.E. bonda "householder," lit. "dweller" (see bondage). The verb is 1670s (trans.), 1836 (intr.). Legalistic sense first recorded 1590s.
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bond (bŏnd)
n.
The linkage or force holding two neighboring atoms of a molecule in place and resisting their separation, usually accomplished by the transfer or sharing of one or more electrons or pairs of electrons between the atoms.

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A force of attraction that holds atoms or ions together in a molecule or crystal. Bonds are usually created by a transfer or sharing of one or more electrons. There are single, double, and triple bonds. See also coordinate bond, covalent bond, ionic bond, metallic bond, polar bond.

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bond definition


A security issued by a corporation or public body and usually carrying a fixed rate of interest and a set date, called the bond's maturity, for redemption of the principal. Like a stock, a bond is a type of investment, but unlike a stock, a bond has a definite, but not necessarily fixed, yield. Some bonds have a feature known as a call, which gives the borrower an option to pay off the principal of the bond before its maturity, the date when the bond is due to be redeemed. (See municipal bonds and Treasury bills.)

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