Ligature vs Ligatureless - What's the difference?

ligature | ligatureless |

As a verb ligature

is .

As an adjective ligatureless is

without ligatures.



  • (uncountable) The act of tying or binding something.
  • (countable) A cord or similar thing used to tie something; especially the thread used in surgery to close a vessel or duct.
  • A thread or wire used to remove tumours, etc.
  • The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness.
  • the ligature of a joint
  • (countable, typography) A character that visually combines multiple letters, such as ; also logotype. Sometimes called a typographic ligature.
  • (countable, music) A group of notes played as a phrase, or the curved line that indicates such a phrase.
  • (music) A curve or line connecting notes; a slur.
  • (countable) A piece used to hold a reed to the mouthpiece on woodwind instruments.
  • Impotence caused by magic or charms.
  • Derived terms

    * (l)


  • (surgery) To ligate; to tie.
  • (Webster 1913) ----




    (en adjective)
  • without ligatures
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