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vinculum

noun vin·cu·lum \ˈviŋ-kyə-ləm\
plural vin·cu·lums or vin·cu·la\-lə\

Definition of VINCULUM

1
:  a unifying bond :  link, tie
2
:  a straight horizontal mark placed over two or more members of a compound mathematical expression and equivalent to parentheses or brackets about them (as in a-b-c=a-[b-c])

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Origin of VINCULUM

Latin, from vincire to bind
First Known Use: 1661

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