circumduction

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circumductiō (a leading or conducting around), from circumdūcō (to lead or draw around) +‎ -tiō (nominal suffix).

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circumduction (uncountable)

  1. (anatomy) The circular (or, more precisely, conical) movement of a body part, such as a ball-and-socket joint or the eye. It consists of a combination of flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction.
    Windmilling the arms and rotating the hand from the wrist are examples of circumduction.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From circumduce +‎ -tion.

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circumduction (countable and uncountable, plural circumductions)

  1. (Scotland, law) The act of circumducing.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /siʁ.kɔm.dyk.sjɔ̃/

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circumduction f (countable and uncountable, plural circumductions)

  1. circumduction