- 1A receptacle for storing a specified substance: a vegetable binMore example sentences
- There have also been problems with the brown bin or composting bin service, with a handful of households contaminating it with dead animals and non-recyclable waste.
- We have a worm farm and compost bin, have planted fruit trees and vegetables and plan to plant up an area of natives next week.
- The scheme is designed to encourage residents to take part in council schemes, which include a compost bin offer and nappy laundering services.
- 1.1A receptacle in which to deposit trash or recyclables: we tossed the soda cans in the bin marked “aluminum only.”More example sentences
- Bin wagons, rubbish bins and boxes are all in line for a major shake-up to smooth the way for kerbside recycling.
- The level of organisation is very impressive, though I'm not sure about the symbolism of the count supervisors using an empty ballot box as a rubbish bin.
- He pointed it out to me and I walked across to the bin and deposited the package of shells.
- 1.2 Statistics Each of a series of ranges of numerical value into which data are sorted in statistical analysis.More example sentences
- We performed the same statistical analysis on these synteny bins as described above for the human-mouse data.
- Ogilvie et al. divided trials into quartile bins based on the distribution of reaction time latencies.
- The spike in the rightmost bin of the series is due to the occurrence of an appreciable number of chromosomes without crossovers at that marker spacing.
- 1.3 short for loony bin. back in the bin, she suffers from dreadful nightmares
verb (bins, binning, binned)[with object] Back to top
- 1Place (something) in a bin.More example sentences
- If binning the soybeans, start at 16% moisture and aerate to dry down to an average of 13%. Aeration is required anyway for temperature control of stored grain.
- For bins with false floors which are inaccessible for cleaning, chloropicrin, a bin ‘clean-out’ fumigant, is legal to use, prior to binning the grain.
- The experience of eating in itself was not unpleasant, but once the wrapper is binned you come to the realisation that you have taken part in a tawdry liason with a tarted-up chocolate trollop.
- 1.1 Statistics Group together (data) in bins.More example sentences
- The mean-variance estimates were then binned into a two-dimensional histogram.
- The numbers of links to other domains in such graphs were logarithmically binned, and frequencies were thus obtained.
- Although this meant losing information due to binning quantitative data, it increased the power of the method to describe a large range of morphological variation and large patterns in evolutionary history.
Old English bin(n), binne, of Celtic origin; related to Welsh ben 'cart'. The original meaning was 'receptacle' in a general sense; also specifically 'a receptacle for provender in a stable' and 'a receptacle for storing grain, bread, or other foodstuffs'. The sense 'receptacle for trash' dates from the mid 19th century.