vinculum
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EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
From Latin vinculum (“bond, link”), from vinciō (“bind, fetter, tie”) + -ulum.
PronunciationEdit
- IPA^{(key)}: /ˈvɪŋ.kjə.ləm/
NounEdit
vinculum (plural vincula or vinculums)
- A bond or link signifying union.
- (arithmetic, obsolete) Any symbol used to group some of the terms in an expression, indicating that that part of the calculation should be done before other parts.
- (arithmetic) A horizontal line over the top of some of the terms in an expression, indicating that that part of the calculation is to be done before other parts.
- (Australia, arithmetic) Specifically, the horizontal line between the numerator and denominator in a fraction.
- (anatomy) A ligament that limits the movement of an organ or part.
QuotationsEdit
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:vinculum.
SynonymsEdit
- (ligament): mesotendon
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit
External linksEdit
- Vinculum on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia
LatinEdit
Alternative formsEdit
EtymologyEdit
From vinciō (“bind, fetter, tie”) + -ulum.
PronunciationEdit
NounEdit
vinculum n (genitive vinculī); second declension
InflectionEdit
Case | Singular | Plural |
---|---|---|
nominative | vinculum | vincula |
genitive | vinculī | vinculōrum |
dative | vinculō | vinculīs |
accusative | vinculum | vincula |
ablative | vinculō | vinculīs |
vocative | vinculum | vincula |