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adduction

[ə′dək·shən]
(physiology)
Movement of one part of the body toward another or toward the median axis of the body.
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94) Rather, Keane JA gave Emmett J's comments a narrow interpretation, holding that they simply 'advanc[e] the common sense proposition that, when a representor does adduce evidence attesting to reasonable grounds, it will be a matter for the court to determine if that evidence does establish reasonable grounds' before the deeming provision will cease to operate.
In our judgment the evidence of the four expert witnesses is capable of belief, it may afford a ground for allowing these appeals; there is a reasonable explanation for the failure to adduce the evidence in those proceedings.
The two authors adduce mutually reinforcing evidence for the signal role of women as initiators of new communities of lay women and as definers of their particular missions.
Although the line between the two is fuzzy, in general, the goal of problem-solving is to adduce correct solutions to well-structured problems, whereas the goal of critical thinking is to construct and defend reasonable solutions to ill-structured problems.
The authors adduce powerful evidence that Reagan would not have approved of a war on terror, conducted on Bush's endorsement of preemptive warfare.
Those who lean left can adduce evidence of their own to suggest that kids today are good little progressives.
He believes that the tower reflected a shift in emphasis on height from secular to religious contexts and was introduced in Baghdad in the early ninth century - a not unreasonable hypothesis but one for which he has been able to adduce no direct evidence.
Failure by the Western media to convey the reasons which Islamic activists themselves adduce for their antipathy to America (neo-imperialism, favoritism of Israel, and support for such repressive regimes as the Shah's Iran and Numeiri's Sudan) is for Esposito especially regrettable.
If the taxpayer's evidence is sufficient to rebut the Minister's facts, the onus will shift to the Minister to adduce further evidence in support of the assessment.
Researchers report that the blocked views of thick woodlands produce a sense of fear or unease, while an open woodland where a respondent might adduce a means of access, of walking through the woods safely, does not.
A bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik said that where there are more than one person acting in committing rape on a victim, and therefore, it is not necessary that the prosecution should adduce clinching proof of a completed act of rape by each one of the accused on the victim.
It is the texts and words of the Quran that we must adduce for establishing the authenticity of so-called pre-Islamic poetry, rather than adducing this poetry [to establish the linguistic authority] of the Quran".