Circumduction
Circumduction Cir`cum*duc"tion, n. [L. circumductio.] 1. A leading about; circumlocution. [R.] --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. An annulling; cancellation. [R.] --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

3. (Physiol.) The rotation of a limb round an imaginary axis, so as to describe a conical surface. [1913 Webster]


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  • circumduction — [ sirkɔmdyksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1830; circonduction 1562; de circum et lat. ductus, de ducere « conduire » ♦ didact. Mouvement de rotation autour d un axe ou d un point central. Circumduction du bras. ● circumduction nom féminin (latin circumductio,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Circumduction — may refer to: Circumduction (anatomy), the circular movement of a limb Circumduction (rhetoric), an ambiguous or roundabout figure of speech This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an interna …   Wikipedia

  • Circumduction — (v. lat.), 1) das Herumführen; 2) Betrügen, Hintergehen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • circumduction — index cancellation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circumduction — (n.) 1570s, from L. circumductionem, noun of action from pp. stem of circumducere to lead round, move or drive round, from circum around (see CIRCUM (Cf. circum )) + ducere to lead (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Circumduction — La circumduction (emprunté du nom latin circumductio, dérivé du verbe circumducere, se traduisant par « conduire autour, conduire en formant un cercle ») est le mouvement du corps duquel l extrémité distale d une partie du corps décrit… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • circumduction — cir·cum·duc·tion (sûr kəm dŭkʹshən) n. The circular movement of a limb such that the distal end of the limb delineates an arc.   [Latin circumductiō, circumductiōn , act of leading around, from circumductus, past participle of circumdūcere, to… …   Universalium

  • circumduction — noun 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 or rotating the hand from the… …   Wiktionary

  • circumduction — 1. Movement of a part, e.g., an extremity, in a circular direction. 2. SYN: cycloduction. SYN: circumductio [TA]. [circum + L. duco, pp. ductus, to draw] * * * cir·cum·duc·tion .sər kəm dək shən n movement of a limb or extremity so that the… …   Medical dictionary

  • circumduction — (sir kon du ksion) s. f. Terme didactique. Mouvement de rotation autour d un axe ou d un point central.    En physiologie, mouvement par lequel un membre ou un os décrit en quelque sorte un cône dont le sommet est dans l articulation supérieure… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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