Definition of Ligature. Meaning of Ligature. Synonyms of Ligature
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Definition of Ligature
LigatureLigature Lig"a*ture (l[i^]g"[.a]*t[-u]r; 135), n. [L.
ligatura, fr. ligare, ligatum, to bind: cf. F. ligature. Cf.
Ally, League, Legatura, Liable, Ligament.]
1. The act of binding.
2. Anything that binds; a band or bandage.
(a) A thread or string for tying the blood vessels,
particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage.
(b) A thread or wire used to remove tumors, etc.
4. The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the
ligature of a joint.
5. Impotence caused by magic or charms. [Obs.]
6. (Mus.) A curve or line connecting notes; a slur.
7. (Print.) A double character, or a type consisting of two
or more letters or characters united, as [ae], [filig],
Ligature Lig"a*ture (l[i^]g"[.a]*t[-u]r), v. t. (Surg.)
To ligate; to tie.
ligatureLogotype Log"o*type, n. [Gr. ? word + -type.] (Print.)
A single type, containing two or more letters; as, [ae],
[AE], [filig], [fllig], [ffllig], etc.; -- called also
Meaning of Ligature from wikipedia
(medicine), a piece
used to shut off a blood vessel
or other anatomical structure Ligature
- In writing
and typography, a ligature occurs where
two or more graphemes
as a single
glyph. An example
is the character
æ as used...
- the mechanism
used: Hanging—Suspension from a cord wound around
the neck Ligature
strangulation—Strangulation without suspension using
some form of cord-like...
- In surgery
procedure, a ligature consists
of a piece
(suture) tied around
a blood vessel
- orthography, represented
as a ligature
of long s and tailed
z in blackletter typography
(ſʒ), which became conflated
with the ligature
for long s and round
- grapheme named
æsc or ash, formed
from the letters
a and e, originally
a ligature representing
the Latin diphthong
ae. It has been promoted
to the full status...
- the logogram
"and". It originated
as a ligature
of the letters
et—Latin for "and". The word ampersand
is a corruption
- Stannius Ligature
is an experimental procedure
to illustrate impulse conduction
in frog heart. A ligature placed either around
the junction between
- Ȣ, Minuscule: ȣ) is a ligature
of the Gr**** letters
ο and υ which
used in Byzantine
m****cripts. This ligature
- specific subjects
in loanwords, ligatures
used in modern
English. The ligatures
æ and œ were until
the 19th century...
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