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bin-

pref.
Variant of bi-1.

bin-

prefix
a variant, esp before a vowel, of bi-1: binocular.

bin

(bɪn)

n., v. binned, bin•ning. n.
1. a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.
v.t.
2. to store in a bin.
[before 950; Middle English binne, Old English binn(e) crib, perhaps < Celtic; compare Welsh benn cart]

bin-

a combining form meaning “two,” “two at a time”: binocular. Compare bi- 1.
[comb. form of Latin bīnī two each, by twos]