What does tying mean?

Definitions for tying
ˈtaɪ ɪŋty·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tying, ligaturenoun

    the act of tying or binding things together


  1. tyingnoun

    Action of the verb to tie; ligature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tying

    of Tie

  2. Tying

    p. pr. of Tie

  3. Tyingnoun

    the act or process of washing ores in a buddle


  1. Tying

    Tying is the practice of selling one product or service as a mandatory addition to the purchase of a different product or service. In legal terms, a tying sale makes the sale of one good to the de facto customer conditional on the purchase of a second distinctive good. Tying is often illegal when the products are not naturally related. It relates to freebie marketing as a common method of giving away one item to ensure a continual flow of sales of another related item. Some kinds of tying, especially by contract, have historically been regarded as anti-competitive practices. The basic idea is that consumers are harmed by being forced to buy an undesired good in order to purchase a good they actually want, and so would prefer that the goods be sold separately. The company doing this bundling may have a significantly large market share so that it may impose the tie on consumers, despite the forces of market competition. The tie may also harm other companies in the market for the tied good, or who sell only single components.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tying in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tying in a Sentence

  1. Bill de Blasio:

    We need moments of joy now more than ever, and we won't let a pandemic get in the way of true love, to all of the couples looking forward to tying the knot, know that New York City is right here with you, throwing rice from afar.

  2. Arizona Sen. John McCain:

    You can't claim that tying someone to the floor and have them freeze to death is not torture. You can't say 183 times someone is waterboarded.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who truly loves a dog gives it a freedom to move anywhere rather than tying a strap around its neck to take it along with oneself for a stroll on the street or garden.

  4. Jakub Jaraczewski:

    Hungary and Poland might be the most extreme cases. But lots of other nations have backslid on civil liberties in the past few years, tying rule of law directly to The EU money is not in itself a bad idea.

  5. Raymond Tshibanda:

    They have been tying it to elections.

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