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bin / bin/ • n. a receptacle for storing or depositing a specified substance: a vegetable bin | a trash bin. ∎  Statistics each of a series of ranges of numerical value into which data are sorted in statistical analysis. • v. (binned , bin·ning ) [tr.] place (something) in a bin. ∎  Statistics group together (data) in bins. ORIGIN: Old English bin(n), binne, of Celtic origin; related to Welsh ben ‘cart.’ The original meaning was ‘receptacle’ in a general sense; also specifically ‘a receptacle for provender in a stable’ and ‘a receptacle for storing grain, bread, or other foodstuffs.’

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bin †manger OE.; receptacle for corn, etc. XIV. OE. bin(n), binne — OBrit. *benna (W. ben cart) :- *bhendhnā, f. IE. *bhendh- weave, BIND; or — medL. benna, which is the source of F. banne. It. dial. benna hamper, Du. ben, G. benne body of a cart.

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bin In a range of data broken into a series of equal intervals, a single interval.