Vinculum Definition

vĭngkyə-ləm
vincula, vinculums
noun
A line drawn over two or more terms of a compound quantity to show that they are to be treated together (Ex.: a − x + y)
Webster's New World
A band or connecting fold.
Webster's New World
That which binds; bond; tie.
Webster's New World
A bandlike structure, such as a ligament.
American Heritage Medicine

(arithmetic) A horizontal line over the top of some of the terms in an expression, indicating that that part of the calculation is to be done before other parts.

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Other Word Forms of Vinculum

Noun

Singular:
vinculum
Plural:
vincula, vinculums

Origin of Vinculum

  • From Latin vinculum (“bond, link"), from vinciō (“bind, fetter, tie") + -ulum.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin bond, tie from vincīre to tie

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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