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Definition 1: the act of tying or binding things together - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for ligature in the sense of this definition

(ligature is a kind of ...) the act of fastening things together

(... is a kind of ligature ) (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)

Definition 2: something used to tie or bind - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ligature in the sense of this definition

(ligature is a kind of ...) any connection or unifying bond

Definition 3: thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood) - [noun denoting artifact]

(ligature is a kind of ...) a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Definition 4: a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone - [noun denoting artifact]

(ligature is a kind of ...) a restraint put around something to hold it together

Definition 5: (music) a group of notes connected by a slur - [noun denoting communication]

(ligature is a kind of ...) a short musical passage

(ligature belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 6: character consisting of two or more letters combined into one - [noun denoting communication]

(ligature is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

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