Relationship vs Bonding - What's the difference?

relationship | bonding |

As nouns the difference between relationship and bonding

is that relationship is connection or association; the condition of being related while bonding is the act by which something is bonded.

As a verb bonding is





(en noun)
  • Connection or association; the condition of being related.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Schumpeter
  • , title= Cronies and capitols , passage=Policing the relationship between government and business in a free society is difficult. Businesspeople have every right to lobby governments, and civil servants to take jobs in the private sector.}}
  • Kinship; being related by blood or marriage.
  • A romantic or sexual involvement.
  • A way in which two or more people behave and are involved with each other
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=August 5, author=Nathan Rabin
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993) , passage=“I Love Lisa” opens with one of my favorite underappreciated running jokes from The Simpsons : the passive-aggressive, quietly contentious relationship of radio jocks Bill and Marty, whose mindless happy talk regularly gives way to charged exchanges that betray the simmering resentment and disappointment perpetually lingering just under the surface of their relationship .}}
  • (music) The level or degree of affinity between keys, chords and tones.
  • Derived terms


    See also

    * relate * relation * relative




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is bonded.
  • * 1998 , Walter Frederick Buckley, Society - a Complex Adaptive System: Essays in Social Theory
  • A systems view of reality allows one to see that it is made of successive layers of bonded elements, each layer with properties emergent from the previous one: atoms are particular bondings of more elementary particles
  • A method of aggregating multiple network interfaces on a computer into a single logical interface