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re·cum·bent

 (rĭ-kŭm′bənt)
adj.
1. Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
2. Resting; idle.
3. Biology Resting on the surface from which it arises. Used of an organ or other structure.
n.
A recumbent bicycle.

[Latin recumbēns, recumbent-, present participle of recumbere, to lie down : re-, re- + cumbere, to lie.]

re·cum′bence, re·cum′ben·cy n.
re·cum′bent·ly adv.
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recumbent

(rɪˈkʌmbənt)
adj
1. lying down; reclining
2. (Biology) (of a part or organ) leaning or resting against another organ or the ground: a recumbent stem.
3. (Geological Science) (of a fold in a rock formation) in which the axial plane is nearly horizontal
[C17: from Latin recumbere to lie back, from re- + cumbere to lie]
reˈcumbence, reˈcumbency n
reˈcumbently adv
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re•cum•bent

(rɪˈkʌm bənt)

adj.
1. lying down; reclining; leaning.
2. inactive; idle.
3. Zool., Bot. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin.
[1765–75; < Latin recumbent- (s. of recumbēns), present participle of recumbere to lie down]
re•cum′ben•cy, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.recumbent - lying downrecumbent - lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
unerect - not upright in position or posture
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recumbent

adjective lying down, lying, resting, flat, leaning, prone, horizontal, stretched out, reclining, prostrate, supine, flat on your back He stared down at his sister's recumbent form.
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recumbent

adjective
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Translations
مُسْتَلْقٍ، مُضْطَجِع
ležící
liggende
liegendLiegerad
makaavanojapyörä
fekvõ
liggjandi út af
gulintisgulsčias
guļošsguļus
ležiaci
liggcykel
boylu boyunca uzanmış

recumbent

[rɪˈkʌmbənt] ADJ [figure, statue] → yacente; [person] → recostado, acostado
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recumbent

[rɪˈkʌmbənt]
adjétendu(e), allongé(e)
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recumbent

adj (form)ruhend attr, → liegend attr; recumbent figure (Art) → liegende Figur, Liegende(r) mf; recumbent bicycleLiegefahrrad nt; to be recumbentliegen
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recumbent

[rɪˈkʌmbənt] adj (frm) → giacente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

recumbent

(rəˈkambənt) adjective
lying down.
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re·cum·bent

a. yacente, acostado-a, recostado-a, reclinado-a, recumbente; acostado-a de espalda
___ positionposición ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

recumbent

adj (form) decúbito (form, inv), acostado
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It's a handcycle-only mini-camp, since the Tour of America's Dairyland Criterium will not be open for recumbents. June 19 will be a travel day, and a welcome meeting will occur at 7:30 p.m.
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Their models range from the space-saving Tikit we tested, to nearly-full-size bikes, tandems and recumbents. The Tikit was the fastest and easiest fold once we mastered it.
The ride includes 16 disabled veterans from all services, who will ride bicycles, hand cycles and recumbents on their nearly 4,000 mile cross-country journey through 14 states.
The same goes for recumbent bicycles and HPVs (human powered vehicles), streamlined enclosed bicycles designed to reduce air resistance in the quest for higher speeds: in fact, the first recumbent design dates back to 1890, and both recumbents and HPVs were in use during the 1930s.
In most areas of cycling such as speed, endurance, comfort and utility, recumbents have been proven to be technically superior.
Looking to the future of the business, Baxter said he looks for Go-Bent to become known as the hub for recumbents and Powered Parachutes in the area.
A new category for recumbents has been added this year.
It offers workshops for young people, houses a public bicycle repair workspace and a bike machine-shop for the design and manufacture of special-purpose bikes, especially cargo bikes and recumbents, as well as bike racks.
It's possible to add electric drive to most recumbents, either as a manufacturer option or conversion.