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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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The NeXstar Pharmaceuticals' aptamers, however, binds to L-selectin at least hundreds of times more tightly than do any known small molecules under development, and thus are active at far lower doses.
A foreign substance that binds to an antibody stimulates the production of more antibodies, many of which contain random mutations.
Director of Inflammation Research at NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, discussed the development of a high affinity oligonucleotide that binds to L-selectin in vivo, one of three members of a family of cell adhesion molecules involved in the early stages of inflammation.
When this protein binds with a pollutant and the resulting complex links with the virus, it activates HIV's genes.
Knowing this, the scientists created a hemoglobin hybrid -- part crocodile, part human -- that binds bicarbonate ions.
Pavletich and his colleagues at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City got around this problem by inducing bacteria to make just the section of p53 that binds DNA.
Once bindin binds to the egg surface, it activates the egg's development.
1 : to tie or wrap securely (as with string or rope) <The machine binds the hay into bales.
The process of activating T cells involves a number of proteins, including the "T-cell receptor," a molecule on the surface of a T cell that recognizes and binds to proteins from the cells or tissues that will subsequently be attacked by the immune system.
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.
The machine that actually binds the SteelBinding sets is a bit more expensive, at between $400 and $450, than maw other thermal binding systems.
Once IFN[alpha]/[beta] has been synthesized, it is secreted and binds to the IFN[alpha]/[beta] receptor.