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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of leaning or reclining.
  • n. The angle made by the plane of a dial with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal line.
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of leaning or reclining, or the state of being reclined.
  • n. The angle which the plane of the dial makes with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal line.
  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Compare French réclinaison. (Wiktionary)

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