Ligature

Any material, for example nylon, silk, catgut or wire, that is tied firmly around a blood vessel or duct to prevent bleeding, the passage of materials, etc.

ligature

(from the article `calligraphy`) ...or nearly illiterate writing of private individuals. The scribe`s aim was to write quickly, lifting his pen very little and consequently often ... ...(Albertacci), had already offered at Venice in 1554 models that combined the overdisciplined strokes of Palatino with elements of black-letter ... [2...
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ligature

(from the article `musical notation`) ...separate notes within them. In time, a firmly rectilinear notation of heavy horizonal pen strokes, diamond-shaped dots, and hairline vertical ... ...poetic metres—I (trochee), II (iamb), III (dactyl), IV (anapest), V (spondee), and VI (tribrach). The early notation of the time grouped ... ...
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ligature

(lig´ә-chәr) any material, such as a thread or wire, used in surgery to tie off blood vessels to prevent bleeding, or to treat abnormalities in other parts of the body by constricting the tissues; see also strangulation.
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ligature

[n] - (music) a group of notes connected by a slur 2. [n] - character consisting of two or more letters combined into one 3. [n] - a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone 4. [n] - thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)
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Ligature

• (n.) Anything that binds; a band or bandage. • (n.) The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the ligature of a joint. • (n.) Impotence caused by magic or charms. • (n.) A thread or wire used to remove tumors, etc. • (n.) The act of binding. • (n.) A curve or line connecting notes; a slur. • (n.) A d...
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ligature

noun (music) a group of notes connected by a slur
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Ligature

[medicine] 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 hollow structure (e.g. urethra) to shut it off. With a blood vessel the surgeon will clamp the vessel perpendicular to the axis of the artery or vein with a hemostat, then secur...
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Ligature

[music] In music notation, a ligature is a graphic symbol representing two or more notes performed in a single gesture, and on a single syllable, primarily in use ca. 800–1650 AD. They are characteristic of neumatic (chant) and mensural notation. The notation and meaning of ligatures has changed significantly throughout Western music hist...
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Ligature

Lig'a·ture (lĭg'ȧ*tur; 135) noun [ Latin ligatura , from ligare , ligatum , to bind: confer French ligature . Confer Ally , League , Legatura , Liable , Ligament .] 1. The act of binding. 2. Anything th...
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ligature

1. The act of binding. ... 2. Anything that binds; a band or bandage. ... 3. <surgery> A thread or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage. A thread or wire used to remove tumours, etc. ... 4. The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the ligature of a joint. ... 5. Impotence caused by ...
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Ligature

Any written symbol that involves squishing two or more letters into each other. The symbol for the l
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Ligature

Characters conjoined in order to avoid overlap and clumsy spacing. Common ligatures are: fi and fl
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Ligature

Curved line connecting notes to be sung or played as a phrase.
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Ligature

Curved line connecting notes to be sung or played as a phrase.
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ligature

img src='http://www.jgoffin.freeserve.co.uk/abf/glossary/swash_ligature.gif'> Two or more letters tied together into a single letter. In some typefaces, character combinations such as fi and fl overlap, resulting in an unsightly shape. The fi and fl ligatures were designed to improve the appearance of these characters. Ligatures are generally only ...
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Ligature

In music a ligature is a curve or line connecting notes, thereby forming a slur.
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Ligature

Letters that are joined together as a single unit of type such as oe and fi.
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ligature

ligature 1. The process of binding or tying. 2. A band or bandage. 3. A thread or wire for tying a blood vessel or other structure in order to constrict or fasten it.
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Ligature

Ligature: In surgery, a filament or thread used to tie something, such a blood vessel to prevent it from bleeding or the pedicle of a tumor to constrict it. Ligatures may be of silk, gut, wire, and other materials. From the Latin 'ligare' meaning to 'bind or tie.' Ligate and ligand come from the same root.
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ligature

Type: Term Pronunciation: lig′ă-chūr Definitions: 1. A thread, wire, fillet, or the like, tied tightly around a blood vessel, the pedicle of a tumor, or other structure to constrict it. 2. In orthodontics, a wire or other material used to secure an orthodontic attachment or tooth to an archwire.
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