Definitions for ligatureˈlɪg ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lig•a•tureˈlɪg ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər(n.; v.)-tured, -tur•ing.
(n.)the act of binding or tying up.
anything that serves for binding or tying up, as a band, bandage, or cord.
a tie or bond.
a stroke or bar connecting two letters.
a character or type combining two or more letters, as ﬂ and
a group of musical notes connected by a slur.
Category: Music and Dance
a thread or wire for surgical constriction of blood vessels or for removing tumors by strangulation.
(v.t.)to bind with a ligature; tie up; ligate.
Origin of ligature:
1350–1400; ME < LL ligātūra. See ligate , -ure
(music) a group of notes connected by a slur
character consisting of two or more letters combined into one
a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone
thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)
something used to tie or bind
the act of tying or binding things together
The act of tying or binding something.
A cord or similar thing used to tie something; especially the thread used in surgery to close a vessel or duct.
A character that visually combines multiple letters, such as u00E6, u0153, u00DF or u0133; also logotype. Sometimes called a typographic ligature.
A group of notes played as a phrase, or the curved line that indicates such a phrase.
A piece used to hold a reed to the mouthpiece on woodwind instruments.
the act of binding
anything that binds; a band or bandage
a thread or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage
a thread or wire used to remove tumors, etc
the state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the ligature of a joint
impotence caused by magic or charms
a curve or line connecting notes; a slur
a double character, or a type consisting of two or more letters or characters united, as ae, /, /
to ligate; to tie
In writing and typography, a typographic ligature occurs where two or more graphemes or letters are joined as a single glyph. Ligatures usually replace consecutive characters sharing common components and are part of a more general class of glyphs called "contextual forms", where the specific shape of a letter depends on context such as surrounding letters or proximity to the end of a line. By way of example, the common ampersand represents the Latin conjunctive word et, for which the English equivalent is the word "and". The ampersand's symbol is a ligature, joining the old handwritten Latin letters e and t of the word et, so that the word is represented as a single glyph.
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