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Meaning of VINCULUM

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

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}.



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

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

 

 

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