tight

What is tight?

tight meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

The condition of a book so tightly bound that the spine is inflexible, preventing the leaves from opening and staying open at a particular page. As new books are used, their bindings gradually loosen, allowing them to open flat at any page. Library bindings are usually tighter than trade bindings. Compare with tight back.

 

reference: ABC-CLIO