Definition of Ligatures. Meaning of Ligatures. Synonyms of Ligatures

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Definition of Ligatures

Ligature
Ligature 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. 3. (Surg.) (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], [ffllig].
Ligature
Ligature Lig"a*ture (l[i^]g"[.a]*t[-u]r), v. t. (Surg.) To ligate; to tie.
ligature
Logotype 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 ligature.

Meaning of Ligatures from wikipedia

- allow for ligature substitution (the automatic use of ligatures where appropriate), while most new digital typefaces did not include ligatures. As most...
- Ligature may refer to: Ligature (typography), a combination of two or more letters into a single symbol Ligature (medicine), a piece of suture used to...
- ligatures are graphic combinations of the letters of the Gr**** alphabet that were used in medieval handwritten Gr**** and in early printing. Ligatures...
- In surgery or medical procedure, a ligature consists of a piece of thread (suture) tied around an anatomical structure, usually a blood vessel or another...
- Stannius Ligature is an experimental procedure to illustrate impulse conduction in frog heart. A ligature placed either around the junction between the...
- specific subjects that traditionally use ligatures in loanwords, ligatures are seldom used in modern English. The ligatures æ and œ were until the 19th century...
- Algonquin, "w" is preferred. An ou ligature much different in form (with the two letters side-by-side as in most ligatures, as opposed to one on top of the...
- vibration and not distort the reed. Ligatures are most commonly made out of metal and plated in nickel, silver, or gold. Ligatures are also made out of wire, wire...
- the mechanism used: Hanging—Suspension from a cord wound around the neck Ligature strangulation—Strangulation without suspension using some form of cord-like...
- around 800 to 1650 AD. Ligatures are characteristic of neumatic (chant) and mensural notation. The notation and meaning of ligatures has changed significantly...
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