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Bond, bonds, bonded, or bonding may refer to:


  • Bond market
  • Bond (finance), in finance, a type of debt security
  • Insurance bond (or investment bond), a life assurance-based single premium investment
  • Surety bond, a three-party contract, where the surety promises to pay the obligee for non-performance or dishonesty by the principal
    • Performance bond, a surety bond for completion of work under a contract
    • Bail-bond agent, or bail bondsman, a person or corporation providing a surety bond for return of a person to a court
  • Tenancy bond (or damage deposit), a deposit taken by a landlord in relation to rental of a property
  • Catastrophe bond (or cat bond), a form of reinsurance
  • Bonded labor (or debt bondage), a system of servitude where someone must work to pay off a debt
  • Bonding an employee (such as Fidelity bond), a form of insurance that protects businesses against fraudulent acts of its employees.
  • Bond of association, a basic building-block of credit unions and of co-operative banks
  • Bond vigilante, a form of political protest by selling bonds


Physical sciences[edit]

  • Bond number, in fluid mechanics, a dimensionless number expressing the ratio of gravitational forces to surface tension forces
  • Chemical bond, the physical phenomenon of chemical substances being held together by attraction of atoms
  • Bond albedo, a measure of the electromagnetic radiation reflected from an astronomical body
  • Bond graph, a graphical description of a physical dynamic system
  • Bond fluctuation model, a lattice model for simulating the conformation and dynamics of polymer systems
  • The Bond (Chinese constellation), both a mansion in the White Tiger constellation and an asterism within that mansion
  • Bond Crater, a crater on Mars

Social sciences[edit]



Manufacturing, construction and electronics[edit]

  • Bond, the manner in which the bricks overlap as they are laid in brickwork
  • Bond paper, a high quality durable writing paper
  • Bonded leather (or reconstituted leather)
  • Bottled in bond, referring to a type of American whiskey
  • Bond store, another name for bonded warehouse, where alcohol may be held without tax under strict conditions
  • "Bonding" may refer to a method for creating electric interconnects:
    • Chip bonding, method of wiring some chips (also from different manufactures) together on die an integrated circuit
    • Wire bonding, a method of making interconnections between a microchip and the outside world as part of semiconductor device fabrication
    • Ball bonding, a method very similar to wire bonding
  • Channel bonding (or modem bonding), an arrangement in which two or more network interfaces on a host computer are combined
  • Electrical bonding, practice of connecting all metal objects in a room to protect from electric shock

Company and product names[edit]



  • The James Bond series of spy fiction originally created by Ian Fleming
    • James Bond (literary character), a British secret agent who is the central character in a series of novels
    • James Bond filmography, a British secret agent who is the central character in a series of films
    • James Bond stories, the original literary works by Fleming, plus works by other authors after Fleming's death (usually commissioned by the owner of the Fleming copyrights, a company now known as Ian Fleming Publications)
    • James Bond film series, a popular series of 25 films featuring Fleming's secret agent
    • Bond girl, the 'love' interest in a James Bond film
  • Campion Bond, the fictional character from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Bond (band), an Australian/British string quartet
  • The Bond, a film by Charlie Chaplin supporting Liberty bonds'
  • "The Bonding", a third-season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Bond Street (film), a 1948 British film


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