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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
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(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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Bind him, Lavrushka!" shouted Rostov, as if that order, too, could not possibly meet with any opposition.
"Who are you?" whispered the woman who had first suggested that I attempt to bind Thurid.
It appears that although most of the protein binds to the competitor, a substantial fraction is still able to bind to the specific DNA probe.
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.
Among 3 mutants, only mutant N331A binds to tissues similar to parental recombinant VLP (Figure, panel G).
In the article entitled, "Identification, Purification and Characterization of a Novel Human Blood Protein with Binding Affinity for Prostate Secretory Protein of 94 Amino Acids," Procyon scientists show that PSP94 binds to a novel protein, known as PSPBP, in the serum.
Meanwhile, if you continue to crank, loose cable winds off the winch drum, gets tangled and binds. At this point it's best not to unlock the cam locks, because the wing will drop until the safety strap or cable stops it.
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.