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bound

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Logic (of a variable) occurring within the scope of a quantifier that indicates the degree of generality of the open sentence in which the variable occurs: in (x) (Fxbxy), x is bound and y is free

bound

2
Maths
a. a number which is greater than all the members of a set of numbers (an upper bound), or less than all its members (a lower bound)
b. more generally, an element of an ordered set that has the same ordering relation to all the members of a given subset
c. whence, an estimate of the extent of some set
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Instead, and along with the rest, they were scattered on board sailing ships bound for the four quarters of the globe, where they had been placed by the boarding-house masters, and where they were working out advance money which they had neither seen nor spent.
The ship was bound for the Carolinas; and you must not suppose that I was going to that place merely as an exile.
Published in July in Culture, Health & Sexuality, the study is based on answers from more than 2,000 surveys among adults who were assigned a female sex at birth and who had experienced chest binding, which involves the "compression of chest tissue for masculine gender expression." Among the survey participants, more than half bound their chests daily and 78 percent had bound for at least a year.