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  • n. The act of adducing or bringing forward.
  • n. The action by which the parts of the body are drawn towards its axis; -- opposed to abduction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of adducing or bringing forward.
  • n. The action by which the parts of the body are drawn towards its axis]; -- opposed to abduction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of adducing or bringing forward something as evidence in support of a contention or an argument.
  • n. In physiology, the action of the adductor or adducent muscles.
  • n. In surgery, the adducent action of a surgeon upon a limb or other member of the body; the position of a part which is the result of such action: the opposite of abduction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body


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Compare French adduction. See adduce.


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