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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lig·a·ture /ˈlɪgəˌʧʊr, ʧɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 lig·a·ture /ˈlɪgəˌʧʊ(ə)r, ʧɚ, ˌt(j)ʊ(ə)r/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lig·a·ture n.
 1. The act of binding.
 2. Anything that binds; a band or bandage.
 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.
 4. The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the ligature of a joint.
 5. Impotence caused by magic or charms. [Obs.]
 6. Mus. A curve or line connecting notes; a slur.
 7. Print. A double character, or a type consisting of two or more letters or characters united, as æ, , .

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lig·a·ture v. t. Surg. To ligate; to tie.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (music) a group of notes connected by a slur
      2: character consisting of two or more letters combined into
      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]
      6: the act of tying or binding things together [syn: tying]