Vinculum meaning

vĭngkyə-ləm
(Australia, arithmetic) Specifically, the horizontal line between the numerator and denominator in a fraction.
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(anatomy) A bandlike structure, such as a ligament.
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A bond or tie.
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(anatomy) A ligament that limits the movement of an organ or part.
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(mathematics) A bar drawn over two or more algebraic terms to indicate that they are to be treated as a single term.
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(anatomy) A bandlike structure, such as a ligament.
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A bond or tie.
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That which binds; bond; tie.
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(anat.) A band or connecting fold.
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(math.) 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)
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A bond or link signifying union.
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(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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Origin of vinculum

  • Latin bond, tie from vincīre to tie

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

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

    From Wiktionary