flexible joint

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flexible joint a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
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Usage

In literature:

Application of vertical struts near the ends having flexible joints.
"Flying Machines" by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
They will draw out my joints a little; but that will only make them the more flexible.
"Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
A tough but flexible material forming a part of the joints, air passages, nostrils, ear; gristle, etc.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The soft dorsal and anal commence with a simple flexible ray which is not jointed.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
Cells connected by flexible joints.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
Equal flexibility of the joint could certainly have been obtained with a smaller number of bones.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
This construction makes a joint which is flexible and at the same time acid tight.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The ligament, then, secures firmness to the joint; it must also have flexibility and smoothness of motion.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
His joints were singularly flexible yet and his digestion and his mind were active.
"The Cassowary" by Stanley Waterloo
Their fishing-nets are composed of several long, flexible, jointed fingers, thickly beset with sensitive hairs.
"Through a Microscope" by Samuel Wells
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In news:

The Gruvlok® 7001 standard coupling can be used to form flexible grooved-end pipe joint connections.
Joint Guard from Garon is a durable, flexible epoxy floor seal that will not become brittle and break out with movement.
Revision of D4161 - 01(2005) Standard Specification for "Fiberglass" (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting -Resin) Pipe Joints Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals.
Revision of D4161 - 01(2005) Standard Specification for "Fiberglass" (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin ) Pipe Joints Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals.
Viscoelastic materials perform important functions in architecture and product design, particularly when flexibility and malleability is desired, as in building expansion joints.
This line of single-component light and moisture curing silicone adhesives is designed for use on medical devices that incorporate silicone materials or require highly flexible bond joints or coatings.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks flexible (synovial) joints.
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In science:

This paper is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation grant ”iOPENER: A Flexible Framework to Support Rapid Learning in Unfamiliar Research Domains”, jointly awarded to U. of Michigan and U. of Maryland as IIS 0705832.
Scientific Paper Summarization Using Citation Summary Networks
Dan Claudiu Ciresan, Ueli Meier, Jonathan Masci, Luca Maria Gambardella, and J¨urgen Schmidhuber, “Flexible, high performance convolutional neural networks for image classification,” in International Joint Conference on Artificial Intel ligence, 2011, pp. 1237–1242.
Fast Image Scanning with Deep Max-Pooling Convolutional Neural Networks
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