Definition of ligature. Meaning of ligature. Synonyms of ligature

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Definition of ligature

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 ligature from wikipedia

- Ligature may refer to: Ligature (medicine), a piece of suture used to shut off a blood vessel or other anatomical structure Ligature (orthodontic) Ligature...
- In writing and typography, a ligature occurs where two or more graphemes or letters are joined 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...
- 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...
- 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 s...
- 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...
- the logogram &, representing the conjunction "and". It originated as a ligature of the letters et—Latin for "and". The word ampersand is a corruption of...
- Stannius Ligature is an experimental procedure to illustrate impulse conduction in frog heart. A ligature placed either around the junction between the...
- In music notation, a ligature is a graphic symbol that tells a musician to perform two or more notes in a single gesture, and on a single syllable. It...
- 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...
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