Bond

Science / Geology / Bond: The force that holds together two atoms in a compound. It may be derived from the sharing of electrons (covalent) or from electrostatic attraction between ions.

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Bond Noun Synonyms: tie(s), shackles, chains, fetters, manacles, handcuffs, trammels, thongs, cord(s), rope(s), restraint(s), constraint(s), check(s), control(s), rein(s)
Bond Verb Synonyms: cement, bind, hold together, stick, cohere
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Nine-Bond Rule

Business / Finance / Nine-Bond Rule: An NYSE rule requiring that orders for nine bonds or fewer stay on the floor for one hour to seek a market. MORE

Debenture Bond

Business / Finance / Debenture Bond: Any debt obligation backed strictly by the borrower's integrity, e.g. an unsecured bond. A debenture is documented in an indenture. MORE

Bull-Bear Bond

Business / Finance / Bull-Bear Bond: Bond whose principal repayment is linked to the price of another security. The bonds are issued in two tranches: In the first tranche repayment increases with the price of the other security, and in t MORE

Perpetual Bond

Business / Finance / Perpetual Bond: Nonredeemable bond with no maturity date that pays regular interest rates indefinitely. MORE

Bond Covenant

Business / Finance / Bond Covenant: A contractual provision in a bond indenture. A positive covenant requires certain actions, and a negative covenant limits certain actions. MORE

Cushion Bonds

Business / Finance / Cushion Bonds: The minimum period between the time a bond is issued and the time it is called. MORE

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