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English

Etymology

vinculum

Pronunciation

  • /ˈʋɪŋ.kjə.ləm/

Noun

vinculum (plural vinculums or vincula)
  1. 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).

See also

Latin

Noun

  1. bond, fetter, chain; any instrument whereby anything is bound or tied up.

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)
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