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  • 1 Recumbent — may refer to:* Recumbent bicycle, a bicycle which places the rider in a seated or supine position * Recumbent stone circles, a variation on the more familiar standard stone circles found throughout the UK …

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  • 2 Recumbent — Re*cum bent ( bet), a. [L. recumbens, entis, p. pr. of recumbere. See {Recumb}, {Incumbent}.] Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle. {Re*cum bent*ly}, adv.… …

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  • 3 recumbent fold — noun (geology) An overturned fold with a more or less horizontal axial plane • • • Main Entry: ↑recumbent …

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  • 4 recumbent — index inactive, passive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 recumbent — 1640s (implied in recumbency), from L. recumbentem (nom. recumbens), prp. of recumbere to recline, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + cumbere to lie down, related to cubare be lying (see CUBICLE (Cf …

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  • 6 recumbent — *prone, supine, prostrate, couchant, dormant Antonyms: upright, erect …

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  • 7 recumbent — [adj] lying down decumbent, flat, horizontal, level, procumbent, prostrate, reclining, resupine, sprawling, supine; concept 583 …

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  • 8 recumbent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lying down. 2) (of a plant) growing close to the ground. DERIVATIVES recumbency noun. ORIGIN from Latin recumbere recline …

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  • 9 recumbent — [ri kum′bənt] adj. [L recumbens, prp. of recumbere < re , back + cumbere; akin to cubare, to lie down: see CUBE1] 1. a) lying down; reclining; leaning b) resting; idle 2. Biol. designating a part that leans or lies upon some other part or… …

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  • 10 Recumbent bicycle — A recumbent bicycle is a bicycle which places the rider in a supine or semi supine position (rarely, in a prone position). Recumbents hold the world speed record for a bicycle and were banned from international racing in 1934 cite web url =… …

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  • 11 Recumbent stone circles — Scotland ] Recumbent stone circles are a variation on the more familiar standard stone circles found throughout the British Isles and Brittany. The recumbent circle is a form peculiar to the north east of Scotland. Recumbent stone circles date… …

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  • 12 Recumbent effigy — Infobox musical artist Name = Recumbent Effigy Sculpture in East Hampton, New York Img capt = The tomb of Lion Gardiner in East Hampton (village), New York depicts him in the classic recumbent effigy pose. He is shown wearing knight s armor and… …

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  • 13 Recumbent Stone Circle — Die Recumbent Stone Circles (Kreise mit liegendem Stein) sind megalithische Steinkreise. Sie kommen in der Grafschaft Aberdeenshire in Schottland und vereinzelt im Südwesten Irlands vor und datieren in das ausgehende Neolithikum bzw. die… …

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  • 14 recumbent — adjective Etymology: Latin recumbent , recumbens, present participle of recumbere to lie down, from re + cumbere to lie down; akin to Latin cubare to lie Date: 1705 1. a. suggestive of repose ; leaning, resting b. lying down 2. representing a… …

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  • 15 recumbent — recumbency, recumbence, n. recumbently, adv. /ri kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. lying down; reclining; leaning. 2. inactive; idle. 3. Zool., Bot. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin. n. 4. a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc.… …

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  • 16 recumbent — [[t]rɪkʌ̱mbənt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A recumbent figure or person is lying down. [FORMAL] He looked down at the recumbent figure …

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  • 17 recumbent — Leaning; reclining; lying down. [L. recumbo, to lie back, recline, fr. re , back, + cubo, to lie] * * * re·cum·bent bənt adj lying down <a patient recumbent on a stretcher> * * * re·cum·bent (re kumґbənt) lying down …

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  • 18 recumbent — adj. Recumbent is used with these nouns: ↑bike …

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  • 19 recumbent — [rɪ kʌmb(ə)nt] adjective 1》 lying down. 2》 (of a plant) growing close to the ground. noun a bicycle ridden in a reclining position. Derivatives recumbency noun recumbently adverb Origin C17: from L. recumbent , recumbere recline , from re back +… …

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  • 20 recumbent — adjective formal lying down on your back or side: a full length portrait of the recumbent warrior …

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