vinculum – another love/math word. :)

vinculum (VING-kyuh-lum) noun

1. A bond or tie. (Vinculum matrimonii is Latin for the bond of marriage).

2. Mathematics: A horizontal bar placed over two or more terms to show that they are to be treated together, equivalent to enclosing them in a parenthesis.

3. Anatomy: A ligament.

From Latin vinculum (fetter), from vincire (to tie).

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