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Synonyms for ligature

that which unites or binds

Synonyms for ligature

(music) a group of notes connected by a slur

character consisting of two or more letters combined into one

a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone

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

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something used to tie or bind

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the act of tying or binding things together

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The inquest was told Linsay, who had a history of substance misuse and began self-harming as a teenager, put a ligature around her neck and self-harmed on dozens of occasions while at Broadoak.
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The jury heard Davidson and wife Geraldine, also a forensics expert, found DNA linked to Sinclair and Hamilton on all five ligatures used on the girls.
All that is necessary is for the patient to leave their body in a position that tension will be maintained on the ligature after the loss of consciousness.
Figure 1 shows the specimen and the measurements made on the buccal surface in the site with no ligature.
Easterbrook, allowed to wander freely in her wing at HMP Bronzefield in Ashford, Middlesex, due to previous good behaviour, fashioned a ligature out of laces the day after she was sentenced for the Rampton attack.
The inquest heard she was discovered in August 2005 lying on her back on her cell bed with a ligature tied around her neck.
People, not only children, do put ligatures around their necks despite the fact that most of us have been told not to do it.
Nathan Smith, 13, of Aberdulais, Neath, may have died when a schoolboy experiment with a ligature went tragically wrong, an inquest heard yesterday.
That was the issue with which the courts were confronted in this interesting Colorado case, in which a surgeon maintained that he had used two ligatures.
Ligatures, for example, (which replace "bumping" letter combinations like ffi, as in office, with a single character) are automatically inserted, and they do not interfer with InDesign's spell checker.
Over time, he appeared to become more aware of evidence, removing the ligatures from his victims' bodies before leaving the crime scene.
The 1A ligature is the only mandatory one, but Arabic printing fonts use more than 400 other ligatures to achieve a more calligraphic apperance.