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binding

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbindingbind‧ing1 /ˈbaɪndɪŋ/ adjective 🔊 🔊 a binding contract/promise/agreement etc
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bindingAn offer is something which is clearly intended if accepted to form a binding agreement.The fit between CypA and the binding edge of CsA is excellent and centres round the protruding side chain of MeVal-11.It is impossible to exaggerate the revolutionary significance of the recognition of a binding judicial tribunal external to the realm.With him she was free of any binding love or duty.
bindingbinding2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]TCN a book cover2 [uncountable]TIMD material sewn or stuck along the edge of a piece of cloth for strength or decoration
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bindingIn moments of passion trussed-up participants have been known to remove their adhesive bindings.The fore-edge painting could, of course, be combined with a vellum or Etruscan calf binding.Seven centuries of manuscripts, fine bindings and beautifully illustrated books, will be on display.In other words oxygen binding is reversible.Once a boarder falls with his head under the snow, it becomes difficult to disengage the bindings, the article said.Two of the volumes were completely empty, their photographs removed in haste, mounts and torn corners clustered in the bindings.If you know how to use a large screwdriver you can swap over the bindings yourself.Matched brass florets mark the corners of the three leather volumes that contain them, and delicate brass chains fasten their bindings.
From Longman Business Dictionarybindingbind‧ing /ˈbaɪndɪŋ/ adjectiveLAW a binding contract/promise/agreement etc a promise, agreement etc that must be keptParticipants in the world trade talks have agreed to negotiate specific binding commitments.a legally binding agreement between the partiesa binding contract/promise/agreement etc on/uponNo addition to these terms is binding on the buyer unless agreed in writing.
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