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  • n. The position of the sword hand when the palm is facing up.
  • n. The action of rotating the forearm so that the palm of the hand is turned up or forward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of turning the hand palm upward; also, position of the hand with the palm upward.
  • n. The act or state of lying with the face upward. Opposed to pronation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of lying or the state of being laid on the back, or face upward.
  • n. In anatomy and physiology: A movement of the forearm and hand of man and some other animals which brings the palm of the hand uppermost and the radius and ulna parallel with each other, instead of crossing each other as in the opposite movement of pronation.
  • n. The position of the forearm and hand in which the ulna and radius lie parallel, not crossed, and the hand lies flat on its back, palm upward: the opposite of pronation. The act is accomplished and the position is assumed by means of the supinators, aided by the biceps.
  • n. In fencing, the position of the wrist when the palm of the hand is turned upward.

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

  • n. rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward


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  • Rest the forearm on a table, with the palm up (an attitude called supination).

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  • I won't drag you through a turgid technical history of the sneaker including waffles, bubbles, air cushioning, antipronation, supination, orthotics and barefoot technology.

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  • Your current shoes may show the telltale signs of overpronation (too much inward rolling of the foot) or excessive supination (too much outward rolling), so bring them along for the salesperson to examine.

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  • That being said, if you are a really efficient runner, with no significant pronation or supination in your gait, go nuts.

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  • In these cases rotation of the elbow cooperates; that is to say, turning the arm into a state of supination and pronation; so much for the reduction.

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  • But if it incline to either side, it should rather turn to that of pronation, for there is thus less harm than if it be toward supination.

    On Fractures

  • The salesperson at a quality store will be able to offer you specific models that correct pronation or supination where your foot turns inward or outward, or aid flat feet or high arches.

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  • Inability to perform rapid, alternating movements (20 trials), such as pronation and supination of hands (placed on thighs).

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  • (Figures 136,137) Elbow at right angles, protected in the flexural fold with cotton, the hand midway between pronation and supination, the plaster covering the brachiopalmar surface as far as the metacarpal joints, leaving the fingers free.

    Chapter 8

  • In a child it is possible to reduce the fracture and then plaster, but in an adult, the treatment is usually surgical because of the formation of callus under the plaster which ultimately limits pronation and supination.

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    But skill clearly merits remuneration.

    Pay moderate fees

    For less expertise

    And least for a plain supination.

    January 28, 2019