Macron vs Vinculum - What's the difference?

macron | vinculum |

Vinculum is a see also of macron.

Macron is a see also of vinculum.


As nouns the difference between macron and vinculum

is that macron is (orthography) a short, straight, horizontal diacritical mark () placed over any of various letters it usually is used to indicate that the pronunciation of the vowel is long, in mandarin pinyin (chinese), it indicates the first tone, eg chūzūchē while vinculum is a bond or link signifying union.

macron

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (orthography) A short, straight, horizontal diacritical mark () placed over any of various letters. It usually is used to indicate that the pronunciation of the vowel is long; in Mandarin pinyin (Chinese), it indicates the first tone, e.g. ch?z?ch?.
  • * 1986 : Peter V. Jones and Keith C. Sidwell, Reading Latin: Grammar, vocabulary and exercises'', Introduction — ''General notes (note 1), page 2 (22nd printing (2007); Cambridge University Press; ISBN 9780521286220)
  • All vowels are pronounced short'' unless marked with a ¯ (macron ) over them. So observe different vowel length of ‘''i''?’ in, e.g., ''f?lia , etc. It may be helpful, but is not essential, to mark macra in your exercises.

    Usage notes

    * The pronunciation is pronounced short, as ([a]). * Macra is a rare plural.

    See also

    * (pedialite) * breve * solidus * vinculum

    References

    * “ ?macron]” listed in the [2nd Ed.; 1989 ----

    vinculum

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A bond or link signifying union.
  • (arithmetic, obsolete) Any symbol used to group some of the terms in an expression, indicating that that part of the calculation should be done before other parts.
  • (arithmetic) A horizontal line over the top of some of the terms in an expression, indicating that that part of the calculation is to be done before other parts.
  • (Australia, arithmetic) Specifically , the horizontal line between the numerator and denominator in a fraction.
  • (anatomy) A ligament that limits the movement of an organ or part.
  • Quotations

    * (seeCites)

    Synonyms

    * (ligament) mesotendon

    Derived terms

    * vinculin

    See also

    * macron * solidus * virgule