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A valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.

Additional definitions for 'bridge':

bridgeA construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
bridgeA device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.
bridgeA particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
bridgeA prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.
bridgeA song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
bridgeA statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.
bridgeA system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.
bridgeAn edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.
bridgeAn elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.
bridgeAn unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
bridgeAny of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit.
bridgeCue for extended or tedious shots. Also called a spider.
bridgeThe piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.
bridgeThe upper bony ridge of the human nose.
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