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English noun: ligature

1. ligature (communication) (music) a group of notes connected by a slur

Broader (hypernym)musical phrase, phrase

Domain categorymusic

2. ligature (communication) character consisting of two or more letters combined into one

Broader (hypernym)character, grapheme, graphic symbol

3. ligature (artifact) a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone

Broader (hypernym)band

4. ligature (artifact) thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)

Broader (hypernym)thread, yarn

5. ligature (artifact) something used to tie or bind


Broader (hypernym)ligament

6. ligature (act) the act of tying or binding things together


Broader (hypernym)attachment, fastening

Narrower (hyponym)ligation

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