›[C]IT, COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNETa computer file that is sent together with an email: Do not click on an email attachment unless it is from a reliable source.
›[C]LAWa document joined to an agreement which gives extra details, often a list of things that are allowed or not, and forms part of the agreement
›[C]ITa small piece of equipment that you can attach to a computer, machine, etc. to do a particular task: A simple attachment allows pictures to be emailed directly from the camera.
›[C or U]HRthe act of working in a department or company temporarily for a particular purpose: Five students are on attachment to the Finance Department.
›[C or U]LAWa court order for money or property to be taken from someone in order to pay their debts: An application for an attachment of debt must be made to a court.
attachment of earnings›[C or U]LAWa court order that makes employers pay the court some of the money you earn directly so that your debts can be paid over a period: The court issued him with an attachment of earnings order to repay his creditors over a period of 18 months.