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prime movers

(prīm mū'vĕrs)
Muscles that have the sole or principal responsibility for a given action or movement (e.g., biceps brachii for elbow flexion; secondary flexors are the brachioradialis and brachialis muscles).
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It is proposed that a 10 per cent imported duty on trucks may be reduced in next financial year 2012-13 because significant domestic capacity is already available," said the official, adding that a 10 per cent reduction in the imported duties of prime movers also proposed in the upcoming budget.
Without appropriate explosion protection, the prime mover can be the source of an ignition, a very real problem for many installations that operate without protection.
Then came the addition of draft animals and gradual supplementation of animal prime movers by mechanical prime movers, such as sails and wheels, that capture natural energy flows.
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Sadly, I believe that the two prime movers in the Canadian effort have both passed on.
Broad Street is now a sadder place with the loss of one its originators, prime movers and biggest characters.
Although the author discerns the roots of 'modernity' in that same eighteenth century which featured Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution, British exploration and colonization more than either were prime movers in shaping British behavior, consumption, and taste.
Architects are the prime movers of our industry--the creators, the originators.
The PLC controls start and stop prime movers, annunciate prime-mover status and alarms and control priority loads.
MARTIN O'NEILL and Brian Quinn have tried to play down a public dispute between the two prime movers at Celtic Park.
In just about every movement, there are muscles that act as the prime movers (i.