Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of leaning or reclining; the state of reclining or being reclined.
  • noun In dialing, the angle which the plane of the dial makes with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal line.
  • noun In surgery, one of the operations once used for the cure of cataract.

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

  • noun The act of leaning or reclining, or the state of being reclined.
  • noun (Dialing) The angle which the plane of the dial makes with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal line.
  • noun (Surg.) The act or process of removing a cataract, by applying the needle to its anterior surface, and depressing it into the vitreous humor in such a way that the front surface of the cataract becomes the upper one and its back surface the lower one.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of leaning or reclining.
  • noun The angle made by the plane of a dial with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal line.
  • noun surgery Removal of a cataract by applying the needle to its anterior surface, and depressing it into the vitreous humor in such a way that front surface of the cataract becomes the upper one and its back surface the lower one.

Etymologies

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Compare French réclinaison.

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