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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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Tysabri (or natalizumab) binds to an ICAM and blocks its function, thereby stopping activated immune cells from leaving the bloodstream.
Each receptor binds to more man one odor molecule, Willie each odor molecule binds to more than one receptor, "It's the overall pattern of the response of all the receptors that the brain interprets as a smell," says chemist Kenneth S.
Meanwhile, if you continue to crank, loose cable winds off the winch drum, gets tangled and binds.
In 5:21-23, Jesus binds the law prohibiting murder as applicable to anger and insults, and in 5:27-28 he similarly binds the law prohibiting adultery as applicable to lust.
This invention provides a method of inhibiting PAK4 function comprising administering a ligand comprising an amino acid domain which binds to a GTP binding protein so as to inhibit binding of the GTP binding protein to PAK4.
The results indicated that there are valid reasons why the natural substrate, kappa-casein, binds and is cleaved between positions 105-106.
Arbitration binds the parties to the arbitrator's findings.
The phosphate moiety of substrate GAP binds in a hydrophilic pocket, called the "Pi" site.
It is very likely that hydrazine binds between the copper centers of the binuclear complex through the lone electron pairs of the hydrazine nitrogen atoms.
That double subunit binds to and activates many enzymes that carry out a cellular response, such as mediating pain relief, explains Smrcka.
A team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that a protein named ATR directly binds to DNA.