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English noun: fastening

1. fastening (artifact) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

Synonymsfastener, fixing, holdfast

Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint

Narrower (hyponym)bellyband, buckle, button, carabiner, catch, clasp, cleat, clinch, clip, clothes peg, clothes pin, clothespin, corrugated fastener, cottar, cotter, cringle, dowel, dowel pin, eyelet, fillet, grommet, grummet, hook and eye, joggle, karabiner, knot, lashing, link, linkup, lock, locker, loop, nail, nut and bolt, paper fastener, pin, press stud, screw, seal, seal, sealing wax, slide fastener, snap, snap fastener, snap ring, stopping, tie, tie-in, toggle, toggle bolt, wiggle nail, zip, zip fastener, zipper

2. fastening (act) the act of fastening things together


Broader (hypernym)connection, connexion, joining

Narrower (hyponym)bonding, doweling, earthing, fixation, grounding, ligature, linkage, soldering, tying, welding

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