vinculum

noun vin·cu·lum \ ˈviŋ-kyə-ləm \

Definition of vinculum

plural vinculums or vincula play \ˈviŋ-kyə-lə\
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

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Origin and Etymology of vinculum

Latin, from vincire to bind


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