binding

[[t]ba͟ɪndɪŋ[/t]]
bindings
1) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ on n A binding promise, agreement, or decision must be obeyed or carried out.

...proposals for a legally binding commitment on nations to stabilise emissions of carbon dioxide...

The panel's decisions are secret and not binding on the government.

2) N-VAR: oft with poss The binding of a book is its cover.

Its books are noted for the quality of their paper and bindings.

3) N-VAR Binding is a strip of material that you put round the edge of a piece of cloth or other object in order to protect or decorate it.

...the Regency mahogany dining table with satinwood binding.

4) N-VAR Binding is a piece of rope, cloth, tape, or other material that you wrap around something so that it can be gripped firmly or held in place.
5) See also bind

English dictionary. 2008.

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