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force couple

Biomechanical principle whereby two or more muscles acting in different directions influence the rotation of a joint in a specific direction. When the forces are of equal magnitude and in opposite directions, the limb will rotate about its long axis. See: biomechanics


two moments applied in the same rotational direction to a rotating object or body. Also known as force couple.
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In the United States, alimony and child support force couples to retain a relationship long after divorce; in Japan a common term for divorce, rien, literally means a severing of connections.
Marriage is desirable, but it is no longer essential and you can't force couples to the altar.
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