• WordNet 3.6
    • adj protrusive thrusting outward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Protrusive Capable of being protruded; protrusile.
    • Protrusive Thrusting or impelling forward; as, protrusive motion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • protrusive Thrusting or impelling forward; obtrusive; protruding: as, protrusive motion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Protrusive thrusting or impelling forward: protruding
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. protrudĕrepro, forward, trudĕre, to thrust.


In literature:

The country, seen from the Plateau des Doms, resembled a vast lake, with protrusions of trees, houses, bridges, gates.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
The protrusion towards the sun, on September 25, of a brilliant luminous fan-shaped sector completed the resemblance to Halley's comet.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Tentacle-like protrusions of various size and length seemed to serve as the sensory and prehensile organs.
"High Dragon Bump" by Don Thompson
Over a high and rather protrusive forehead, long hair of iron gray was always swept back.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Protrusion of the rectum, 287. treatment of, ib.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
There is no armed protrusible pharynx, such as exists in some other Chaetopods.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
This protrusion of No.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
He got both legs up and through the rails till the thickness of his thighs prevented further protrusion.
"'£19,000'" by Burford Delannoy
Find out whether the cricket chews solid food or sucks liquid food, and whether it has biting jaws or protrusible lips.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney

In poetry:

A lustreless protrusive eye
Stares from the protozoic slime
At a perspective of Canaletto.
The smoky candle end of time
"Burbank With A Baedeker: Bleistein With A Cigar" by T S Eliot

In news:

Pop-up books have always been the exhibitionists of the literary world—all those creases and protrusions.
A sculptural glass protrusion is an exciting counterpoint to the otherwise rectilinear museum.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility workers reached a milestone last month, successfully installing enormous protrusions to USS Nimitz .
Pop-up book s have always been the exhibitionists of the literary world—all those creases and protrusions.
Sciatica is often caused by a bone spur (an abnormal bone growth) or by a disk protrusion (a torn, bulging disk in the spine), two common conditions that can crowd the sciatic nerve.
Sam (Anastasia's little brother) is forbidden to wear his plastic fangs in the house and attempts to run away to Alaska, where the walruses will surely accept his oral protrusions.
A large protrusion greets bicyclists along the Olentangy Trail, one that would likely cause serious crashes if not marked.
Marking the ledge 's side protrusion so it will be flush with the arm rest side.
Has introduced the Insulator Dock Seal with Light-blocking Header, the most durable dock seal available and the first one with a header that effectively seals small light gaps caused by trailer protrusions, according to the company.
Reduces connector protrusion and cable strain.
1) Sharp Thinking Sharp edges, corners and protrusions wear holes through tarps in no time flat.
Can someone recommend a good Physical Therapist for mild disk protrusions.
Geometrical protrusions were sticking out of the front of the cube.

In science:

For a closeup of the horizontal protrusion, see Figure 3.4.
Packing identical simple polygons is NP-hard
Additionally, the small polygon, while still roughly square-shaped has two protrusions, horizontal and vertical, and two matching inclusions.
Packing identical simple polygons is NP-hard
Also observe that by construction, in a given small polygon, the vertical notch which the protrusion from above occupies is a graphical representation of the y coordinate of the small polygon in the grid of packed small polygons.
Packing identical simple polygons is NP-hard
This is a good first step of making a polygon “aware” of its location, however, we would like to be able to make the notch a neighboring protrusion occupies a function of the small polygon’s horizontal and vertical positions; currently the notch is a function of the horizontal or the vertical position.
Packing identical simple polygons is NP-hard
Symmetric changes are performed in the vertical protrusion and inclusions. • We shrink the horizontal and vertical protrusions so that they fit in the micronotches. • We make small shifts in the inclusions of the nailer, so that the horizontal and vertical probes uniquely fit in the appropriate micronotch.
Packing identical simple polygons is NP-hard