noun (plural -lums or vincula) Etymology: Latin, from vincire to bind Date: 1661 1. a unifying bond ; link, tie 2. a straight horizontal mark placed over two or more members of a compound mathematical expression and equivalent to parentheses or brackets about them (as in a-b-c=a-[b-c])

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  • VINCULUM — a vinciendo, vox generalis est, et ad omnia ea, quibus necessitas, voluptas, ac Iudicis provocata criminibus severitas, hominem irretire solet, extensa. Vincula pedum modo vidimus. Verenda vincula, coniugiales Veter. vittas, appellat Papinius.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 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

  • Vincŭlum — (lat.), Band, Ligament, Sehne …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • vinculum — I index chain (series), fetter II index nexus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vinculum — pl. vincula, 1670s, from L. vinc , stem of vincire “to bind” (see WIND (Cf. wind) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vinculum — [viŋ′kyə ləm] n. pl. vincula [viŋ′kyələ] [L < vincere, to bind < IE base * wei , to bend > VIMEN] 1. that which binds; bond; tie 2. Anat. a band or connecting fold 3. Math. a line drawn over two or more terms of a compound quantity to… …   English World dictionary

  • Vinculum — A vinculum (pl. vincula ) is a bond or tie, specifically:* Vinculum (symbol), a mathematical symbol used for grouping. The line between the numerator and the denominator of a common fraction. * Vinculum (mapping), a symbol indicating that two… …   Wikipedia

  • Vinculum — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Connecting medium. < N PARAG:Vinculum >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 vinculum vinculum link Sgm: N 1 connective connective connection Sgm: N 1 junction junction &c. 43 Sgm: N 1 bond of union bond of union …   English dictionary for students

  • Vinculum — Dieser Artikel wurde in der Qualitätssicherung Biologie als Artikel mit extremen Mängeln eingetragen. Das bedeutet, dass der Artikel ohne eine deutliche Verbesserung als nicht erhaltenswürdig eingestuft wird und ihm mittelfristig möglicherweise… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vinculum — n.; pl. la [L. vinculum, anything used for binding] 1. Anything used to bond structures together. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In male Lepidoptera, an U shaped genital plate, dorsally articulating with the pedunculus and midventrally forming a saccus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Vinculum — Vịnculum [aus lat. vinculum, Gen.: vinculi = Band; Fessel] s; s, Faserband, Faserzug (Anat.). Vịnculum bre̱ve: kurzer Faserzug am Ansatz der Fingersehnenscheiden. Vịnculum lọn|gum: langer Faserzug in der Höhe des Fingergrundgliedes.… …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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