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band 1

1. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together: a metal band around the bale of cotton.
2. A strip or stripe that contrasts with something else in color, texture, or material.
3. A narrow strip of fabric used to trim, finish, or reinforce articles of clothing.
4. Something that constrains or binds morally or legally: the bands of marriage and family.
5. A simple ring, especially a wedding ring.
a. A neckband or collar.
b. bands The two strips hanging from the front of a collar as part of the dress of certain clerics, scholars, and lawyers.
c. A high collar popular in the 1500s and 1600s.
a. Biology A chromatically, structurally, or functionally differentiated strip or stripe in or on an organism.
b. Anatomy A cordlike tissue that connects or holds structures together.
8. Physics
a. A specific range of wavelengths or frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.
b. A range of very closely spaced electron energy levels in solids, the distribution and nature of which determine the electrical properties of a material.
9. Any of the distinct grooves on a long-playing phonograph record that contains an individual selection or a separate section of a whole.
10. A cord or strip across the back of a book to which the sheets or quires are attached.
tr.v. band·ed, band·ing, bands
1. To tie, bind, or encircle with or as if with a band.
2. To mark or identify with a band: a program to band migrating birds.

[Middle English bende (from Old English bend and from Old French bande, bende, of Germanic origin) and Middle English bond, band (from Old Norse, band); see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]

band 2

a. A group of people: a band of outlaws.
b. A group of animals.
a. Anthropology A unit of social organization especially among hunter-gatherers, consisting of a usually small number of families living together cooperatively.
b. Canadian An aboriginal group officially recognized as an organized unit by the Canadian government. See Usage Note at First Nation.
3. A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
v. band·ed, band·ing, bands
v. tr.
To assemble or unite in a group.
v. intr.
To form a group; unite: banded together for protection.

[Early Modern English, from Middle French, troop identified by its standard, ultimately (probably via Old Provençal) from *banda, plural of Medieval Latin bandum, military standard, banner, of Germanic origin; see bhā-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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(Education) Brit the practice of grouping schoolchildren according to ability to ensure a balanced intake at different levels of ability to secondary school
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Noun1.banding - a stripe or stripes of contrasting colorbanding - a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
collar - (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
stretch mark - a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
streak, stripe, bar - a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background; "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
2.banding - an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or materialbanding - an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
cigar band - a narrow paper band around a cigar
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
hatband - a band around the crown of a hat just above the brim
neckband - a band around the collar of a garment
pinstripe - a very thin stripe (especially a white stripe on a dark fabric)
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[ˈbændɪŋ] N (Brit) (Scol) → calificaciones fpl por letras
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n banda; laparoscopic adjustable gastric — banda gástrica ajustable laparoscópica or por laparoscopía
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WE WANT YOUR INFORMATION Please send band report Information Including Band Number, Species, Sex, Banding Date, Banding Location, Recovery Date, Recovery Location, Hunter Name and Address and Comments, or photocopies of your band certificates for banded waterfowl taken during the 2015-16 season to: Bob Humphrey ( Or Wildfowl Magazine, 727 Poland Range Rd.
To ensure capsule integrity and prevent capsule leaking, the body and cap junction are typically sealed with a banding agent.
Under the directorship of Dennis Williams, the average age of the band dropped from the 60s to somewhere in the teens and the band again took up the activities in the local community and the world of brass banding."
The presence of the newly named Hammonds Saltaire Band at the concert alongside Sellers International Youth will delight banding supporters.