ligature


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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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65% females and 17% males victims used soft ligature material.
She described the marks on Ms Blount's neck as being consistent with ligature strangulation, one consistent with a cable, including a phone charger cable found beside Ms Blount's body.
"Dribbling of saliva was present in 38.37 percent cases of hanging but not present in any cases of ligature strangulation.
As well as the ligature marks there was bruising on his body The boy's father Mark Hinchliffe, who lives apart from the Anthony's mother, said he believed his son had been taken from his garden and led to the scene where he was injured.
Along with a high level of accuracy provided by Ligature's neural network engine, the new versions of Character Eyes and CharacterEyes Pro offer an additional recognition layer.
Shower rails, cubicle rails and curtain rails were all tested for their potential as ligature points.
Troubled twin Petra Blanksby, 19, was on remand charged with arson with intent to endanger life - her own - when she was found dead at the Flockton prison with a ligature round her neck.
Rachel Louise Robinson, 15, was living at the secure Westwood Centre, at West Lane Hospital, in Middlesbrough, when she was found in her bathroom with the ligature around her neck in March 2007.
(24) Therefore, this study was developed with the purpose of comparing the frictional resistance produced by different elastomeric ligatures, one low-friction ligature and two conventional ligatures, since they are the first choice of several orthodontists.
A closer examination on the victim revealed ligature marks on his neck and with blood coming out from his nose, the investigator said.
There is no point in wasting money installing ligature-resistant shower valves and showerheads if a facility's design has left overhead sprinkler pipes exposed where distraught patients might secure a sheet or other ligature attachment.
For hanging, 37 (57%) males used soft ligature material and 28 (43%) used hard ligature material--whereas, out of 32 females, 28 (87.5%) chose soft ligature material.
The grooving of the skin produced by ligature material depends more on area of contact and duration of suspension rather than the consistency of the material.
"The provisional cause of death was given as ligature pressure to the neck."
"Many of the recommendations in the report -- including repairing perceived 'ligature points' -- are already being addressed and we expect to see improvements in areas such as staffing levels and healthcare provision for detainees in the near future."