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bound

1
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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Immunocytochemical assays confirmed that 17[beta]-estradiol and the EDCs bound to glucagon-producing [alpha]-cells.
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Apart from the dramshop laws themselves, saloonkeepers in many states were legally bound to honor drinkers' wives requests not to serve their husbands.
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Over the years, researchers have evaluated Upward Bound to determine its effect on students' academic achievement and performance.