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disengagement

 [dis″en-gāj´ment]
emergence of the fetus, or part thereof, from the vaginal canal.

dis·en·gage·ment

(dis'en-gāj'ment),
1. The act of setting free or extricating; in childbirth, the emergence of the head from the vulva.
2. Ascent of the presenting part from the pelvis after the inlet has been negotiated.
[Fr.]

disengagement

A generic UK term of art for the disassociation of an individual with the services (e.g., healthcare or social services), to which he/she is entitled.

dis·en·gage·ment

(dis-ĕn-gāj'mĕnt)
1. The act of setting free or extricating; in childbirth, the emergence of the head from the vulva.
2. Ascent of the presenting part from the pelvis after the inlet has been negotiated.
[Fr.]
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The mechanism disengages automatically when front or rear brakes are applied, or when the clutch is disengaged by the rider.
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Pulling the lever upwards disengages the serrations, allowing it to be swiveled to the suitable clamping position.
One rod disengages the machine from the neutral position and engages one of the two forward drive speeds.
Eaton wants to find out how often a driver disengages a clutch during regular use.
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After the robot enters the mold and grips the part, the robot's drive disengages, allowing the part and robot to be pushed freely by the ejectors while the robot encoder remains engaged so that the controller always knows the position of the arm.
For increased safety, the WP7-125 Quick model offers a yellow switch slide (also known as a "deadman" switch), which disengages if the operator releases his grip on the rear handle.
His commentary effectively disengages the meaning of the text and the ways in which a reader of the times would likely have responded to it.
Preaching a literature of social engagement, Anderson disengages from the life and controversies that his readers actually experience.
From a distance, the bottom of the painting looks partly scalloped, following the shapes of the ovals; from a middle distance, the tarry blob seems to constitute its own plane behind the ellipses, which appear to float; from close up, the informe distends and becomes part of the oval outlines, seeming to throb as it merges and disengages with them.