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
- In writing
and typography, a ligature occurs where
two or more graphemes
as a single
glyph. An example
is the character
æ as used...
(typography), a combination
of two or more letters
into a single symbol Ligature
(medicine), a piece
- In surgery
procedure, a ligature consists
of a piece
(suture) tied around
a blood vessel
- Stannius Ligature
is an experimental procedure
to illustrate impulse conduction
in frog heart. A ligature placed either around
the junction between
- (lowercase: æ) is a character formed
from the letters
a and e, originally
a ligature representing
the Latin diphthong
ae. It has been promoted
to the full status...
- the mechanism
used: Hanging—Suspension from a cord wound around
the neck Ligature
strangulation—Strangulation without suspension using
some form of cord-like...
are graphic combinations
of the letters
of the Gr**** alphabet
that were used in medieval handwritten
Gr**** and in early
- Œ (minuscule: œ) is a Latin alphabet
grapheme, a ligature
of o and e. In medieval
and early modern
Latin, it was used to represent
the Gr**** diphthong...
- Ȣ, Minuscule: ȣ) is a ligature
of the Gr**** letters
ο and υ which
used in Byzantine
m****cripts. This ligature
- letter combinations
(special shapes), notably
lām-alif لا, which
is the only mandatory ligature
(the un-ligated combination
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