Definition of “binder” - English Dictionary

“binder” in British English

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bindernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaɪn.dər/ us /ˈbaɪn.dɚ/

binder noun [ C ] (COVER)

a hard cover in which paper documents or magazines are stored:

a leather/plastic binder
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binder noun [ C ] (MACHINE)

a machine used on farms to fasten crops into sheaves (= bundles) after they have been cut

binder noun [ C ] (SUBSTANCE)

a substance added to a mixture to make all the parts stick together

(Definition of “binder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“binder” in American English

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bindernoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑɪn·dər/

a stiff cover that can hold loose papers, often having a part that fastens them:

a three-ring binder

(Definition of “binder” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“binder” in Business English

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bindernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaɪndər/ us

LAW a short document showing an agreement between a buyer and a seller, used for a short period while the complete document is being prepared:

a binder agreement
In the case of a real estate purchase, a binder contains the basic terms of the transaction.
A binder will give insurance coverage for a specified period of time until the actual insurance policy can be issued.
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WORKPLACE a hard cover in which paper documents can be stored:

Your report will look more professional if it is presented in an attractive binder.
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(Definition of “binder” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)