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opposable

(of the thumb of primates, esp man) capable of being moved into a position facing the other digits so as to be able to touch the ends of each
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Roger Martin in his book, The Opposable Mind, provides the reader with an introduction to integrative thinking.
The article, a preview of his forthcoming book, The Opposable Mind, was widely acclaimed.
The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking, Roger Martin, Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press, 2007, 224 pages.
The Opposable Mind is sparing in its use of charts and diagrams, but it is Martin's words and ideas that carry the day.
Generally students are not sure about suicide, homosexuality, opposable thumbs, bipedality, emotions (of course, their dogs show emotions), and abstract thought.
Cheeta is handy with a paintbrush because, like humans, chimpanzees and other apes have opposable thumbs, says Anne Pusey, a primatologist at the University of Minnesota.
Chimps, via sign language, tell Indications that an opposable thumb generously shared for grooming purposes is the ultimate icebreaker for getting some interspecies sugar.
opposable thumbs that won't save us from ourselves,
According to TRS, the new TPU-based surface design combined with the gripping force of the new prosthetic enables users to easily handle "anything from an egg to a sledgehammer." Its gripping force controlled directly by the user, the Grip 3 features an "opposable thumb and forefinger design that closely duplicates the function of a human hand," explains Bayer.
In other words, human beings are changing the planet more fundamentally in the course of a couple of decades than in all the time since we climbed down from the trees and began making use of our opposable thumbs.
If I were a CEO, the last place I'd turn for evolutionary advice would be to someone with a memory no longer than my opposable thumb.
Opposable fingers and toes on its front and back feet give Phyllomedusa bicolor a great climbing grip, and help explain why it's called a monkey frog.