"ligature" in the noun sense
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
thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)
5. binder, ligature
something used to tie or bind
6. tying, ligature
the act of tying or binding things together
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