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binding

[bahyn-ding]
noun
1.
the act of fastening, securing, uniting, or the like.
2.
anything that binds.
3.
the covering within which the leaves of a book are bound.
4.
a strip of material that protects or decorates the edge of a tablecloth, rug, etc.
5.
Skiing. a mechanical device on a ski, usually made of metal, that fastens the boot securely to the ski.
adjective
6.
that binds; restrictive.
7.
having power to bind or oblige; obligatory: a binding promise.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English; see bind, -ing1, -ing2

bindingly, adverb
bindingness, noun
nonbinding, adjective
nonbindingly, adverb
nonbindingness, noun
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binding (ˈbaɪndɪŋ)
 
n
1.  anything that binds or fastens
2.  the covering within which the pages of a book are bound
3.  the material or tape used for binding hems, etc
 
adj
4.  imposing an obligation or duty: a binding promise
5.  causing hindrance; restrictive

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binding
mid-13c., action of bind (q.v.). Meaning "thing that binds" is from c.1300; "state of being bound" is from late 14c. Meaning "covering of a book" is recorded from 1640s.
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bind   (bīnd)  Pronunciation Key 
To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
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