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.


  1. tying

    Tying, in a broad context, refers to the action of attaching, fastening, or securing something by making knots or bows. In a business context, it is a controversial practice where a seller requires a buyer to purchase a second item or service in order to obtain a desired item or service. This is also known as a "tie-in sale" and is often scrutinized for being anti-competitive.

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. Jakob Chychrun:

    It's nice to come back a couple of times, nice to have that adversity and keep tying it up, keeping giving ourselves a chance, we did some good things and it (stinks) not getting the two points.

  2. Peter DeBoer:

    Golden Knights knew it was going to be a really tough series, i guess Golden Knights’s what you get for tying for the most points in the league, is to get an opponent like Golden Knights.

  3. Eesha Pandit:

    For decades sterilization was used as a way to control populations considered ‘undesirable’ — immigrants, people of color, poor people, those with mental illnesses and disabilities, tying Ms. Creel’s sentencing to her sterilization formalizes the coercion — the threat of a harsher sentence is manipulative and dangerous, and aligns with a legacy of eugenic practices through the U.S.

  4. Cory Booker:

    I think one of the reasons why we're only one of six United States senators to not say we're not taking corporate contributions is to try to divorce ourselves from anybody's skepticism, as well as, being the change you want to see in the world, i want to be able to make a difference on these issues without people being skeptical, because they're tying contributions -- which have never, never affected the way I decide on issues. ... I think that we were moving in that direction before this whole thing to say' no corporate contributions whatsoever,' which we've done. Again, we are an early mover, and I bet you that we'll see more people follow over time.

  5. Michael Daniel:

    We believe that by clearly defining what makes for a good ISAO, that will make tying liability protection to sectoral organizations easier and more accessible to the public and to privacy and civil liberties advocates.

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