• 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

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