• WordNet 3.6
    • adj adducent especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Adducent (Physiol) Bringing together or towards a given point; -- a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • adducent Bringing together; drawing one thing to or toward another; performing the act of adduction; having the function of an adductor: opposed to abducent: chiefly or exclusively an anatomical term, applied to certain muscles or to their action. See adductor, a.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Adducent drawing forward or together, as of the adductor muscles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. addunces, p. pr. of adducere,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. adducĕread, to, and duc˘ere, to bring.


In literature:

Jerdon and other writers have adduced similar instances.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Every historical or scientific fact adduced in support of the arguments here used is confirmed by reference to the proper authority.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
I will adduce one more fact, which was observed very long ago, in 1784, by my great-grandfather, on my mother's side.
"The Arena" by Various
Tertullian again and again casts in the teeth of Marcion that he has adduced no proof.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
The defeat of the Spanish attempt of 1798 has been adduced as an act of conquest, thereby permanently establishing British sovereignty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
It will suffice to adduce a proof of their moderation by instancing one matter.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Such an argument dismisses those who adduce it from the category of those entitled to have anything to do with young people.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
If, however, the evidence I have adduced be worth anything, this was by no means the case.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
When the judges had taken their seats, the hangman was brought forward pinioned, and proof adduced that his soul belonged to the devil.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Infinite instances of this might be adduced, if they might be believed.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
No end of illustrations could be adduced.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
I will only consider one among the numerous reasons which he adduces in support of his opinion.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
The examples adduced are chiefly from the former.
"The Principles of Breeding" by S. L. Goodale
The only evidence he adduces is its present use in the East, and the primitive form of Eastern instruments.
"The Violin" by George Hart
And the snake-like root of the bamboo, which no doubt suggested the story to its composer, is now adduced in proof of it.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
The evidence adduced against them was the story just told.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 450" by Various
Thus, most of the "contrary" evidence adduced by Mr. King carries no weight with it at all.
"The Stamps of Canada" by Bertram Poole
To prove the compact theory no new proof was now adduced.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Benny adduced several remarkable reasons why it couldn't come just yet.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Medical and moral evidence was adduced to establish that the latter was illegitimate.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys

In news:

In the emerging postmortems on the Romney campaign, many reasons are being adduced for his defeat, but one point is generally consistently acknowledged–the Republicans paid a heavy price for alienating Latino voters.

In science:

We adduce numerical calculations demonstrating that our new method offers good agreement with those already in the literature.
Moment transport equations for non-Gaussianity
The definition adduced in for random stochastically geometrically self-similar sets made no reference to independence in the construction and therefore contained a gap that precludes us, for example, from applying the argument used for random recursive constructions to find the dimension of the limit set.
On random fractals with infinite branching: definition, measurability, dimensions
See, also, the conclusions of § 7 of the present paper. 2See, for instance, the formalization of the quantum mechanics motivations adduced by V. G.
Simple physical applications of a groupoid structure
The approach started with the construing of adducing and explaining the meaning of Smart Grid and Grid Information Technology.
Grid Information Security Functional Requirement - Fulfilling Information Security of a Smart Grid System
The first term of this sum does not give a divergence because n1 = n2 = 0, and the second term gives the factor kρGρν (k), which is equal to zero because of the Ward identities (analogous to ones adduced in work ) which are the consequences of exact maintenance of gauge invariance.
Constructing the light-front QCD Hamiltonian
Furthermore, one also needs to check that whatever ”new physics” effects one adduces to explain why βeff 6= β does not affect other processes.
Theory Summary of the Electroweak Session for Moriond 2005
Remarks on the construction, discussion on formulations we use and examples of application are adduced throughout the paper.
Duality-Symmetric Approach to General Relativity and Supergravity
Furthermore, one can adduce evidence from astrophysics and cosmology that CP violating phenomena played an important role in the evolution of our universe.
Summary Talk at the 3rd KEK Topical Conference on CP Violation
Even in the absence of such terms, some experimental support for this atomic supersymmetry can be adduced; see ref. .
Atomic Supersymmetry, Oscillators, and the Penning Trap
In the last column we adduce for comparison a value obtained from the Hybrid Monte Carlo for the same lattice and parameters β , k in Ref..
A test of a new simulation algorithm for dynamical quarks
Should the Reader of these notes believe that the adduced argumentation is insufficient or that it is unacceptable, the author will agree to the suggestion that this is just one of the possible microscopic level modelings of what is created by the observable phenomenon of two-culturalism.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures
The values of the parameters for the kinetic energy (16) are calculated and adduced in the Table III.
Modeling DNA Conformational Transformations on the Mesoscopic Scales
Also estimates for the characteristics of the mentioned field such as gluon concentrations, electric and magnetic colour field strengths are adduced along with those for quark velocities in mesons under discussion.
Estimates for parameters and characteristics of the confining SU(3)-gluonic field in pions and kaons
For the purpose of the present Letter we shall adduce the necessary spinors below.
Estimates for parameters and characteristics of the confining SU(3)-gluonic field in pions and kaons
An extrapolation of the results of to the mass scales of mesons under discussion gives rise to the values of g adduced in Table 1.
Estimates for parameters and characteristics of the confining SU(3)-gluonic field in pions and kaons