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ligature


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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]. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ligature  \Lig"a*ture\  (l[i^]g"[.a]*t[-u]r),  v.  t.  (Surg.) 
  To  ligate;  to  tie. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ligature 
  n  1:  used  by  surgeons  to  bind  a  vessel  (as  to  constrict  the  flow 
  of  blood) 
  2:  something  used  to  tie  [syn:  {binder}] 




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