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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A unifying bond; A straight horizontal mark in mathematics placed over two or more members of a compound quantity and equivalent to parentheses or brackets about them.

Usage examples (16)
  • It is the marriage bond or "vinculum" which is the essence of the marriage state or permanent marriage contract, not the use of the marriage rights.
  • Third, by the repetition of the note with a vinculum or tie, the second note not being sung or played.
  • In the environment of liquids and nasals a parasitic vowel sometimes develops; as, -- vinculum for earlier vinclum.
  • Now quick with the vinculum of the earthly creature! for more
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