supination

noun
su·​pi·​na·​tion | \ ˌsü-pə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce supination (audio) \

Definition of supination

1 : rotation of the forearm and hand so that the palm faces forward or upward also : a corresponding movement of the foot and leg in which the foot rolls outward with an elevated arch
2 : the position resulting from supination

Examples of supination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cavaliere goes on to share how to maximize the efficiency of your curls by introducing a greater degree of supination by switching up your grip style. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 23 Apr. 2022 This exercise trains you to use your foot properly, to control the twist through pronation and supination. Jay Dicharry, Outside Online, 10 Sep. 2019 With a different module in place, the controller rotates like a dial, to help Livie practice supination of her wrist. Daniel Engber, The Atlantic, 6 Oct. 2021 Overpronation wears away the inside edge of the shoe, while supination erodes the outer edge. Jeremy Helligar, Popular Science, 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of supination

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Supination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supination. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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supination

noun
su·​pi·​na·​tion | \ ˌsü-pə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce supination (audio) \

Medical Definition of supination

1 : rotation of the forearm and hand so that the palm faces forward or upward and the radius lies parallel to the ulna also : a corresponding movement of the foot and leg in which the foot rolls outward with an elevated arch so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its outer edge
2 : the position resulting from supination

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