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Binding may refer to persons or places with naming from a variety of origins, or to the concept of bringing or holding two or more separate things together:



Ideas and things[edit]

In anthropology[edit]

  • Breast binding or chest binding, a wrapping to form a bra-like structure
  • Foot binding, a Chinese custom practiced on young girls from the 10th to early 20th centuries

In biological sciences[edit]

In computing[edit]

  • Binding (or associating) an Internet socket to a local port number and IP address
  • Binding (or connecting), to a server in client–server computing
  • Data binding, the technique of connecting two data elements together
    • XML data binding, representing XML document data using objects and classes
    • UI data binding, linking a user interface element to an element of a domain model, such as a database field
  • Directory binding, the remounting of a part of a file hierarchy to a different mount point
  • Key binding, or keyboard shortcut, mapping specific key combinations to specific software functionality
  • Language binding, a library providing a functional interface to second library in a different programming language
  • Name binding, the association of code or data with an identifier in a programming language
    • Late binding, name binding which is resolved at run-time rather than in pre-execution time

In law and linguistics[edit]

In physical sciences[edit]

  • Binding energy, the energy required to dissociate a molecule or complex into its component parts

In sports[edit]

  • Ski binding, an attachment which anchors a ski boot to the ski
  • Snowboard binding, a device for connecting a foot to a snowboard
  • HEMA or Historical European Martial Arts. In many schools of Medieval European fencing, "Binding" is a common technique wherein a person deliberately initiates blade-to-blade contact, usually to gain some control over their opponent's blade, or else to be able to "Feel" where their opponent may attack from.

In textile arts[edit]

In other areas[edit]

See also[edit]