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1a strong covering holding the pages of a book together. fabric such as braid used for binding the edges of a piece of material. 2 (also ski binding) a mechanical device fixed to a ski to grip a ski boot, especially either of a pair used for downhill skiing that hold the toe and heel of the boot and release it automatically in a fall. 3the action of fastening, holding together, or being linked by chemical bonds:the binding of antibodies to cell surfaces (in Chomskyan linguistics) the relationship between a referentially dependent form (such as a reflexive) and the independent noun phrase that determines its reference.
(of an agreement or promise) involving an obligation that cannot be broken:business agreements are intended to be legally binding