# User Contributed Dictionary

### Etymology

vinculum### Pronunciation

- /ˈʋɪŋ.kjə.ləm/

- A horizontal line used to separate the numerator from the denominator in a fraction, or over the top of part of a calculation and serving the same purpose as parentheses (ie, indicating that this part of the calculation is to be done before other parts).

## Latin

#### Inflection

# Extensive Definition

A vinculum (pl. vincula) is a bond or tie,
specifically:

- Vinculum (symbol), a mathematical symbol used for grouping. The line between the numerator and the denominator of a common fraction.
- Vinculum (mapping), a symbol indicating that two land parcels are owned by one person. The symbol is shown spanning the common boundary, or across a road between the lots.
- Vinculum (ligament), a ligament that limits movement
- Vinculum (Star Trek), The heart of a Borg ship

vinculum in German: Vinculum

Vinculum- a
bar or line segment that divides a numerator( the top number of a
fraction) and a denomerator( the bottom number of a
fraction)