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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

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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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When a medication is bound to plasma protein, it is not free to act.
Each line of the matrix M displays a microstates configuration through a sequence of zeroes in those positions where the sites of multidentate macromolecule are not occupied by a ligand, and with a sequence of ones in those positions where the sites are bound to the ligand.
Initially, the dyes bound to the receptor compounds.
VLPs bound to oyster tissue or virus trapped after the bioaccumulation experiments was detected by using a rabbit polyclonal antibody to recombinant VLP as previously described (23).
Immunocytochemical assays confirmed that 17[beta]-estradiol and the EDCs bound to glucagon-producing [alpha]-cells.
The determination of the ratio of free PSP94 and PSP94 bound to PSPBP is believed to be correlated with the prognosis of prostate cancer.
Although the Tax Court stated that it has not adopted and was not bound to follow Rev.
The final model includes 73 water molecules and one phosphate group bound to the protein.