vinculum [ ving-kyuh-luh?m ]
noun, plural vin·cu·la [ving-kyuh-luh].
1. a bond signifying union or unity; tie.
2. Mathematics. a stroke or brace drawn over a quantity consisting of several members or terms, as , in order to show that they are to be considered together.
band, binding, chain, connection, cord, fastening, fetter, handcuff, hookup, knot, ligature, link, linkage, manacle, network, nexus, rope, shackle, tie, tie-in
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Origin: 1655–65; < Latin: fetter, equivalent to vinc(ire) to bind + -ulum -ule
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