Meaning of binding

bind•ing

Pronunciation: (bīn'ding), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of fastening, securing, uniting, or the like.
  2. anything that binds.
  3. the covering within which the leaves of a book are bound.
  4. a strip of material that protects or decorates the edge of a tablecloth, rug, etc.
  5. a mechanical device on a ski, usually made of metal, that fastens the boot securely to the ski.
—adj.
  1. that binds; restrictive.
  2. having power to bind or oblige; obligatory: a binding promise.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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