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 for Ligature
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ligature \Lig"a*ture\ (l[i^]g"[.a]*t[-u]r), v. t. (Surg.)
     To ligate; to tie.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ligature \Lig"a*ture\ (l[i^]g"[.a]*t[-u]r; 135), n. [L.
     ligatura, fr. ligare, ligatum, to bind: cf. F. ligature. Cf.
     Ally, League, Legatura, Liable, Ligament.]
     1. The act of binding.
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     2. Anything that binds; a band or bandage.
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     3. (Surg.)
        (a) A thread or string for tying the blood vessels,
            particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage.
        (b) A thread or wire used to remove tumors, etc.
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     4. The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the
        ligature of a joint.
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     5. Impotence caused by magic or charms. [Obs.]
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     6. (Mus.) A curve or line connecting notes; a slur.
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     7. (Print.) A double character, or a type consisting of two
        or more letters or characters united, as [ae], [filig],
        [ffllig].
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Logotype \Log"o*type\, n. [Gr. lo`gos word + -type.] (Print.)
     A single type, containing two or more letters; as, [ae],
     \[oe], [AE], [filig], [fllig], [ffllig], etc.; -- called also
     ligature.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ligature
      n 1: (music) a group of notes connected by a slur
      2: character consisting of two or more letters combined into one
      3: a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a
         clarinet or saxophone
      4: thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the
         flow of blood)
      5: something used to tie or bind [syn: binder, ligature]
      6: the act of tying or binding things together [syn: tying,
         ligature]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  98 Moby Thesaurus words for "ligature":
     accent, accent mark, ascender, back, bar, bastard type, beard,
     belly, bevel, black letter, body, braid, brail, cable, cancel, cap,
     capital, case, character, cord, counter, custos, descender, direct,
     dot, em, en, expression mark, face, fat-faced type, feet, fermata,
     font, groove, hold, italic, key signature, knot, lead, letter,
     ligament, ligation, line, link, logotype, lower case, majuscule,
     mark, measure, metronomic mark, minuscule, nexus, nick, notation,
     pause, pi, pica, point, presa, print, roman, rope, sans serif,
     script, segno, shank, shoulder, sign, signature, slur, small cap,
     small capital, spun yarn, stamp, stem, string, swell, symbol,
     tempo mark, tendon, thong, tie, time signature, twine, twist, type,
     type body, type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders,
     typefoundry, upper case, vinculum, wire, yarn, yoke
  
  

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