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angular movement

The change in the joint position between long bones. Flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction are examples of angular movement.
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Carrington that the photosphere moves with a varied angular movement whose slowness increases from the equator and up to the 15th degree and beyond and that this movement constitutes a mode of rotation quite different from that of the planets and their satellites.
The angular movement on the ecliptic is given by arctan (0.917 tan 45[degrees]) = 42.52[degrees] (Mills, 1978: 214-216).
Ankle, knee, hip, and lumbar vertebral angular movement during a single trial is illustrated in Figure 1I in terms of angular position versus time and in terms of relative phase between adjacent joints as a function of time.
Standard sealing solutions are unable to withstand natural gas liquefaction conditions at -162[degrees]C (-260[degrees]F); however, the Seals Group's unique OmniSeal[R] Raco[TM] spring-energized seal offers high load and resilience at cryogenic temperature and in static conditions or slow angular movement. Their spring-energized seal is manufactured from proprietary Fluoroloy[R] polymer materials energized by a high load Raco[TM] spring with continuous spring contact along the entire sealing lip.
* The angular movement amplitude for flexion-extension is variable for all MAW measurements while, as expected, the NW angular amplitude is almost constant (fig.
This is caused by the shape of the radar-antenna beam and its angular movement relative to the location of the EW receiver.
Colorful tutus and long-sleeved metallic leotards accentuated the angular movement. As in Mercury, the dance alternated ensemble work, in which the dancers covered considerable ground, with self-contained solos and duets.
It is designed for 90-degree angular movement and can produce constant or variable torque output.
The hip joint wear simulator would meet requirements ISO 14242 on angular movement profiles and loading cycle waveform, would possess minimum complexity, sufficient reliability, the "clean" testing environment and could be flexible in readjustment depending on test requirements.
Against a surging, nonstop drumbeat, the always angular movement seemed to be constantly winding and unwinding as the connection between drummer and dancer kept the tension rising until the final blackout.