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jawbone

(jô′bōn′)
n.
A bone of the jaw, especially the bone of the lower jaw.
v. jaw·boned, jaw·boning, jaw·bones Slang
v.tr.
To try to influence or pressure through strong persuasion, especially to urge to comply voluntarily.
v.intr.
To urge voluntary compliance with official wishes or guidelines.

jaw′bon′er n.
jaw′bon′ing n.
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man·di·ble

(man'di-bĕl) [TA]
A U-shaped bone, forming the lower jaw, articulating by its upturned extremities with the temporal bone on either side.
Synonym(s): jaw bone, mandibula, submaxilla.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

jawbone

Unscientific term used to indicate the maxilla or mandible.
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man·di·ble

(man'di-bĕl) [TA]
U-shaped bone (in superior view), forming lower jaw, articulating by its upturned extremities with temporal bone on either side.
Synonym(s): jaw bone, lower jaw, mandibulum, submaxilla.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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These factors help us understand why Jawbone struggled to survive in this market and how others might avoid its fate.
Jawbone launched one of the first activity trackers on the market, the UP, which consisted of a flexible wristband covered in colourful rubber.
Another problem for Jawbone, in terms of driving purchase, was the difficulty in visualising data, because UP devices have no built-in screens.
This was a problem for Jawbone because, according to our research, being able to see the product being used by other consumers is key for people deciding what wearable to buy.
For instance, in 2014, a clinical sleep test comparing data provided by sleep tracking devices revealed that Jawbone provided very inaccurate information.
There were also limitations in terms of manipulating data and integrating data with other devices or apps, not least because Jawbone was slow to innovate and bring new products to the market.
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