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interdigitation

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of inserting between the fingers, or of inserting the fingers of one hand between those of the other; hence, the state of being inextricably interwoven or run into each other, as is the case with the characters of the lowest classes of plants and animals; intermixture.
  • noun In anatomy, specifically— Reciprocal digitation; the state or quality of being interdigitated or reciprocally interposed by means of digitate processes.
  • noun The set of spaces between digits or finger-like processes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The state of interdigitating; interdigital space.

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  • noun An interlinking that resembles the fingers of two hands being locked together.

Etymologies

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inter- +‎ digitation

Examples

  • The interdigitation is exactly what the cephalopod eye does.

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  • In the years since, the conceptual categories that divided the biological and physical sciences, for example, have been supplanted by an entirely new understanding of the interdigitation of chemical, electrical, and physical processes.

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  • In the years since, the conceptual categories that divided the biological and physical sciences, for example, have been supplanted by an entirely new understanding of the interdigitation of chemical, electrical, and physical processes.

    The Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo

  • The condition which obtains in the tin may be called cohesion, adhesion, welding, or interdigitation, but the fact remains that layers of tin foil can be driven together into a solid mass, making a tight filling with less malleting than is required for gold; if it is overmalleted, the receiving surface is injured.

    Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth

  • For large occlusal or proximal cavities, the tapes may be folded into mats, or rolled into cylinders, and used on the plan of wedging or interdigitation, and good fillings can be produced by this method, but the advantage of cohesion is not obtained, and more force is required for condensing.

    Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth

  • I was able to get results only with selecting Finite Sliding option, although no sliding occurs in physical model because or interdigitation).

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  • The act of holding hands.

    May 11, 2008