• WordNet 3.6
    • adj adducting especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part
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In literature:

Flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, rotation, circumduction, pronation, supination, and the lateral movements.
"The Legacy of Cain" by Wilkie Collins
There are three sorts of adduction, three sorts of abduction, and three sorts of normal direction.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Adduction and abduction movements of the fingers are lost.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Forced abduction favours the displacement to the ulnar side; adduction to the radial side.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Conversely, during closure, the jaw must be pulled forward to complete full adduction.
"The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles" by Richard C. Fox
Thus, adduction of both vocal cords is excited from the cortex of either hemisphere.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Of the movements performed by the humerus, flexion and extension are the most extensive; those of abduction and adduction are much less so.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer

In news:

Arytenoid adduction (stitches to move the vocal cord toward the middle of the airway), injections of collagen, or gel foam.
That's because one of the functions of the pectorals is to adduct the arms—or bring them toward the midline of the body—and this function isn't required during a regular bench press.
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In science:

This method was used to evaluate the Ab both to leading and to subleading order — roughly speaking — to order n ln n as well as n, where n is the plasma number density (made dimensionless by the adduction of suitable parameters).
Charged Particle Motion in a Plasma: Electron-Ion Energy Partition