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nutation

 [noo-ta´shun]
the act of nodding, especially involuntary nodding.

nu·ta·tion

(nū-tā'shŭn),
The act of nodding, especially involuntary nodding.
[L. annuo, to nod]

nu·ta·tion

(nū-tā'shŭn)
chiropractic The backward rotation of the ilium on the sacrum. usage note This concept is not shared by some medical practitioners.
[L. annuo, to nod]

nutation

Nodding of the head, usually involuntary.

nutation

the continuous movement of the growing part of a plant during growth which usually follows a spiral course, as in the stem of a convolvulus.
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* ESMGFZ excitations (Dobslaw and Dill, 2018) by the atmosphere and dynamic ocean (only their equatorial components [[chi].sub.1], [[chi].sub.2] that are capable of affecting nutation).
(21,22) Such a phenomenon may alter the dynamics of sacroiliac relaxation and sacral nutation patterns during labor.
Darwin's use of "nutation" depicts these plants' movements as not only tied to astronomy but also as mechanical since the term additionally refers to any intended behavior of a mechanism.
L, "Motion and stability of a dual-spin satellite with nutation damping," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, vol.
Moreover, the performed generalization of the continuum model [18] to the case of the continuous nutation spectrum accompanying the normal modes of the selfconsistent precession of magnetizations of sublattices [22] makes it possible to completely fit quantitatively the results of the performed calculations with earlier quantum-mechanical calculations in the macroscopic limit (k[S.sup.2] [much greater than] 1) [7, 8], including the high-temperature collapse of the magnetic hyperfine structure into the single line (or the quadrupolar doublet of lines).
As for the rotation modes, the relationships between the time delays and the critical nutation frequency are further analytically analyzed, and then an effective phase compensation strategy is proposed.
Our focus was on the analogies between gyroscopic motion (precession and nutation) and linear RSW modes dominated by Coriolis forces (geostrophic flow and inertial oscillation, respectively).
DE431: it was created in April 2013, includes librations and 1980 nutation, covers JED -0.3100015.5 (-13200 Aug.
In this paper, we assume that the motion of the blade in the wind turbine is composed of two components; spinning and nutation (Fig.
"nutation" which is the irregular nodding or wobble of a spinning body.
Just think "new." Expect more than your usual amount of adoration and nutation from unexpected, unusual or foreign folks.