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spongy

[′spən·jē]
(mechanical engineering)
Property of a robot whose end effector has high compliance, so that a small force applied to it results in a large motion.
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africanus fossils have concentrations of spongy bone at the base of the thumb and in the knuckle of the third finger, a pattern found in humans and Neandertals.
The lower density of spongy bones in modern humans supposedly result in the bones being more vulnerable to being fractured or damaged.
I found it very easy to reach every inch of my back, and the spongy pad massaged the lotion well into my skin.
When their hands and feet are exposed to water, the skin quickly turns white and spongy and individuals are prone to fungal infections.
But, according to experts, the discovery of a spongy mazegillis is especially significant as it is normally only found in a few locations across the south-east of England and the New Forest.
It made walking along trying to light a fag a matter of life and death, especially if you were a worker with spongy wrist syndrome, whose reflexes weren't as sharp as they could have been.
Significant reduction of price of the ingots is enabled by putting into operation of powerful installations for electron beam cold hearth remelting that produce large-size ingots with application of uncrushed blocks of spongy titanium as initial material [2].
For instance, all of the playground's "ground," the flat surface onto which a child could fall, is made of a spongy synthetic material.
1) The spongy tissue between thew hard inner and outer tables of the skull;
COUNTRYSIDE: I never use soap to wash my cast iron ware--usually plain water and a nylon or Teflon spongy will do it, or sometimes even a dishcloth.
There was a sufficient amount of cheese and steak in the quesadilla, but the spongy bread was not especially satisfying.
They discover that the unpacked turnip is spongy and unappealing, while the one in film stays firm, say the retailers.