- a bond signifying union or unity; tie.
- 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.
Origin of vinculum
Related Words for vinculaband, binding, chain, connection, cord, fastening, fetter, handcuff, hookup, knot, ligature, link, linkage, manacle, network, nexus, rope, shackle, tie, tie-in
Examples from the Web for vincula
Historical Examples of vincula
In a few legs, no vincula are associated with the patellar tendon.Variation in the Muscles and Nerves of the Leg in
E. Bruce Holmes
The chains are in the church Ad Vincula; the wooden chair is in the Vatican.Curiosities of Christian History
Cornelius enim, velut in conloquium per fraudem evocatus, a Poenis comprehensus erat et in vincula coniectus.
Cornlius enim, velut in conloquium per fraudem voctus, Poens comprehnsus erat et in vincula coniectus.
- a horizontal line drawn above a group of mathematical terms, used as an alternative to parentheses in mathematical expressions, as in x + ̅ y – z which is equivalent to x + (y – z)
- any bandlike structure, esp one uniting two or more parts
- another name for ligament
- rare a unifying bond; tie
Word Origin for vinculum
Word Origin and History for vincula
plural vincula, 1670s, from Latin vinc-, stem of vincire "to bind" (see wind (v.1)).
- A uniting band or bandlike structure, such as a frenum or ligament.