Definition of perfect binding in English:

perfect binding

Pronunciation /pərˈfekt ˈbīndiNG/ /pərˈfɛkt ˈbaɪndɪŋ/


  • A form of bookbinding in which the leaves are bound by gluing, after the back folds have been cut off, rather than by sewing.

    ‘Not just labels, it includes standardised brown paper with peel-off corner stickers that help in perfect binding.’
    • ‘Then it turned out that they couldn't really do what they said they could do - perfect binding.’
    • ‘It's impossible to make a perfect machine, so I don't expect a perfect binding.’
    • ‘Additionally, the perfect binding will make it less likely that the cover will be pulled off and harder for the mail carrier to fold.’
    • ‘It has had trouble in the past binding and compiling these, which have had to be sent to other printers for the perfect binding to be completed properly and on time.’