in-bounds in-bounds adj. (Sports) within the demarcated playing area. Opposite of {out of bounds}. [Narrower terms: {fair (vs. foul) ] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • in-bounds — adv AmE if the ball is in bounds in a sport, it is in the playing area …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • in|bounds — «IHN BOWNDZ», adjective. Sports. coming from out of bounds: »With three seconds remaining and the score 108 108, Baylor took an inbounds pass from Fred Crawford near midcourt (New York Times) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • in-bounds — adjective AmE if the ball is in bounds in a sport, it is in the playing area …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • in-bounds — adjective between the first and third base lines • Similar to: ↑fair • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game …   Useful english dictionary

  • in·bounds pass — /ˈınˈbaʊndz / noun, pl ⋯ passes [count] basketball : a pass to start play from a player who is standing out of bounds to a player who is on the court …   Useful english dictionary

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  • in — /in/, prep., adv., adj., n., v., inned, inning. prep. 1. (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park. 2. (used to indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial): in politics; in the autumn. 3.… …   Universalium

  • Bounds checking — In computer programming, bounds checking is any method of detecting whether a variable is within some bounds before its use. It is particularly relevant to a variable used as an index into an array to ensure its value lies within the bounds of… …   Wikipedia

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