Vinculums
Vinculum Vin"cu*lum, n.; pl. L. {Vincula}, E. {Vinculums}. [L., from vincire, vinctum, to bind.] 1. A bond of union; a tie. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) A straight, horizontal mark placed over two or more members of a compound quantity, which are to be subjected to the same operation, as in the expression x^{2} + y^{2} - vinc{x + y}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Anat.) A band or bundle of fibers; a fr[ae]num. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A commissure uniting the two main tendons in the foot of certain birds. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • vinculums — vin·cu·lum || vɪŋkjÉ™lÉ™m / jÊŠl n. tie, bond; line appearing above two terms showing that they should be considered as one entity (Mathematics); ligaments which limit the movement of an organ (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Vincula — Vinculum Vin cu*lum, n.; pl. L. {Vincula}, E. {Vinculums}. [L., from vincire, vinctum, to bind.] 1. A bond of union; a tie. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A straight, horizontal mark placed over two or more members of a compound quantity, which are to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vinculum — Vin cu*lum, n.; pl. L. {Vincula}, E. {Vinculums}. [L., from vincire, vinctum, to bind.] 1. A bond of union; a tie. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A straight, horizontal mark placed over two or more members of a compound quantity, which are to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sign of aggregation — Date: circa 1942 any of various conventional devices (as braces, brackets, parentheses, or vinculums) used in mathematics to indicate that two or more terms are to be treated as one quantity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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