Definition of vinculum

Definition of vinculum
  1. vinculum Noun A bond or link signifying union.
  2. vinculum Noun Any symbol used to group some of the terms in an expression, indicating that that part of the calculation should be done before other parts.
  3. vinculum Noun A horizontal line over the top of some of the terms in an expression, indicating that that part of the calculation is to be done before other parts.
  4. vinculum Noun Specifically, the horizontal line between the numerator and denominator in a fraction.
  5. vinculum Noun A ligament that limits the movement of an organ or part.
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