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1. another word for bine
2. Music another word for tie
3. Fencing a pushing movement with the blade made to force one's opponent's sword from one line into another
4. Chess a position in which one player's pawns have a hold on the centre that makes it difficult for the opponent to advance there



(1) To link, join, connect or associate one element with another as in the following examples.

(2) To link subroutines in a program. Applications are often built with the help of many standard routines or object classes from a library, and large programs may be built as several program modules. Binding puts the pieces together. Symbolic tags are used by the programmer in the program to interface to the routine. At binding time, the tags are converted into actual memory addresses or disk locations. See linker and bindings.

(3) To link any element, tag, identifier or mnemonic with another so that the two are associated in some manner. For example, key bindings link a physical keyboard key to a numeric code that is generated when pressed. See alias and map.

(4) (BIND) (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) The most widely used DNS server software. The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) offers a reference implementation of BIND, which is available at See DNS.

(5) In a communications network, to establish a software connection between one protocol and another. Data flows from the application to the transport protocol to the network protocol to the data link protocol and then onto the network. Binding the protocols creates the internal pathway. See OSI model.

Binding Protocols in Windows
This Windows Network control panel shows bindings for the network and the modem. The NetBEUI and TCP/IP protocols are bound to the Ethernet adapter data link protocol for a LAN connection, and TCP/IP is also bound to the dial up adapter for Internet connection via modem.
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2 : to hold or restrict by force or obligation <The oath binds you.
Tysabri (or natalizumab) binds to an ICAM and blocks its function, thereby stopping activated immune cells from leaving the bloodstream.
When the scientists expose the system to certain vapors, some chemicals bind to the dyes or diffuse into the polymer.
The machine takes about three minutes to heat up, and the binding process takes 30 seconds per bind.
Predictably, small molecules that interfere with the ability of NS1 to bind dsRNA or prevent IFN[alpha]/[beta] production will also enhance the host innate immunity against influenza virus, resulting in faster viral clearance.
Meanwhile, if you continue to crank, loose cable winds off the winch drum, gets tangled and binds.
With Blueprint's funding now certain, BIND is poised to become the largest free database in the field of proteomics.
ATP binds in the P-loop in a manner observed in other kinases.
BIND also develops Accurins in collaboration with pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners to enable promising pipeline candidates to achieve their full potential and to utilize selective targeting to transform the performance of important existing drug products.
Jesus says to the twelve), "Truly, I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" (Matt 18:18).
Since swine viruses with the same receptor site as A/sw/Iowa/1976/31 bind both SA[alpha]2,3Gal and SA[alpha]2,6Gal (14), A/New York/1/1918 and A/London/1/1919 probably also had the capacity to bind both receptors.