Tendency vs Attachment - What's the difference?

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Tendency is a related term of attachment.

As nouns the difference between tendency and attachment

is that tendency is a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward while attachment is the act or process of (physically or figuratively) attaching.




  • A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
  • Denim has a tendency to fade.
  • An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
  • a militant tendency

    Derived terms

    * multitendency


    * inclination * disposition * propensity * penchant * trend




  • The act or process of (physically or figuratively) attaching.
  • * 2005 , Rebecca N. Baergen, Manual of Benirschke and Kaufmann's Pathology of the Human Placenta , page 71:
  • The “implantation window” is a short, specific phase during which attachment of the blastocyst occurs.
  • A strong bonding towards or with.
  • I have such an attachment towards my fiancé!
  • A dependence, especially a strong one.
  • * 2003 , Griffith Edwards, Alcohol: The World's Favorite Drug , page 63:
  • Through every other kind of drug experience, however, ran his attachment to alcohol.
  • A device attached to a piece of equipment or a tool.
  • * 1978 , Walter H. Wager, Time of reckoning , page 194:
  • Zimchenko's phone had a tape attachment ,
  • The means by which something is physically attached.
  • * 2012 , Sinikka Elliott, Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers , page 46:
  • [The umbilical cord is] the attachment connecting the fetus with the placenta.
  • (computing) A file sent along with an email.
  • (legal) Taking a person's property to satisfy a court-ordered debt.
  • attachment of earnings
  • (meteorology) The act or process by which any (downward) leader connects to any available (upward) streamer in a lightning flash.
  • * 2009 , Jakke Mäkelä, Eero Karvinen, Niko Porjo, Antti Mäkelä and Tapio Tuomi, Attachment of Natural Lightning Flashes to Trees: Preliminary Statistical Characteristics'', published in the ''Journal of Lightning Research , volume 1
  • Derived terms

    * attachment disorder ----