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notch

US and Canadian a narrow pass or gorge

notch

[näch]
(electronics)
Rectangular depression extending below the sweep line of the radar indicator in some types of equipment.
(engineering)
A V-shaped indentation or cut in a surface or edge.
(geology)
A deep, narrow cut near the high-water mark at the base of a sea cliff.
(geography)
A narrow passage between mountains or through a ridge, hill, or mountain.

notch

A cutout in a log or timber, usually at or near one of its ends, that is used to form a rigid joint when mated with another appropriately cutout log or timber at right angles to it; for example, at the corners of a log cabin or log house. See corner notch, diamond notch, double-saddle notch, dovetail notch, half-cut notch, half-dovetail notch, halved-and-lapped notch, lap notch, log notch, round notch, saddle notch, single notch, single-saddle notch, square notch, V-notch.
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The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of cane measurements for two accepted methods followed by the assessment of a new method, using the sternal notch while seated and finally, to demonstrate the reliability and validity of this new method.
Participants were measured for standing height, elbow flexion, floor to distal wrist crease, and according to the sternal notch method described above.
Method 1: The condition under study was the sternal notch method.
A Chronbach's alpha of 0.695 was obtained between the sternal notch method and wrist crease measurement (Figure 3).
The fact that a good correlation was found between the wrist crease and the sternal notch method indicates good agreement between the methods.
No significant correlation was found between the sternal notch and the elbow angle methods.
Therefore, ectopic thymic tissue may be found in any position along a line from the angle of the mandible to the sternal notch, and in any location between the anterior mediastinum and the diaphragm.
A transverse skin incision was made two finger breadths (~2 cm) above the sternal notch by electrocautery.