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Definition of Ligature


  1. The act of binding.
  2. Anything that binds; a band or bandage.
  3. A thread or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage.
  4. A thread or wire used to remove tumors, etc.
  5. The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the ligature of a joint.
  6. Impotence caused by magic or charms.
  7. A curve or line connecting notes; a slur.
  8. A double character, or a type consisting of two or more letters or characters united, as ae, /, /.
  9. To ligate; to tie.

Ligature Translations

ligature in Dutch is toebinden, afbinden
ligature in German is Binde, Doppelbuchstabe
ligature in Spanish is ligadura