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Binding may refer to:



  • Binding, associating a network socket with a local port number and IP address
  • Data binding, the technique of connecting two data elements together
    • UI data binding, linking a user interface element to an element of a domain model, such as a database field
    • XML data binding, representing XML document data using objects and classes
  • Key binding, or keyboard shortcut, mapping key combinations to 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


  • Binding agent, a substance that holds or draws other materials together to form a cohesive whole
  • Binding constant, an equilibrium constant associated with the reaction of receptor and ligand molecules
  • Binding domain, a protein domain in a binding protein
  • Binding energy, the energy required to dissociate a molecule or complex into its component parts
  • Binding neuron, a 1998 abstract mathematical model of the electrical activity of a neuron
  • Binding problem, a term for several problems in cognitive science and philosophy
  • Binding protein, a protein whose principle function is to associate with or carry another molecule
  • Competitive binding, inhibition of substrate binding to an enzyme
  • Molecular binding, an attractive interaction between two molecules
  • Neural binding, synchronous activity of neurons and neuronal ensembles

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