Recumbent definition

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Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
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A recumbent bicycle.
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Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
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The definition of recumbent is a person or thing lying down or resting.

An example of a recumbent position is someone swinging in a hammock with their eyes closed.

An example of a recumbent bike is a bike where someone sits down and leans back while peddling the bike.

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Resting; idle.
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(biology) Resting on the surface from which it arises. Used of an organ or other structure.
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(biol.) Designating a part that leans or lies upon some other part or surface.
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Lying down; reclining; leaning.
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Resting; idle.
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Resting; idle.
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(biology) Resting on the surface from which it arises. Used of an organ or other structure.
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A bicycle or tricycle that places the rider in a reclined posture.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
recumbent
Plural:
recumbents

Origin of recumbent

  • Latin recumbēns recumbent- present participle of recumbere to lie down re- re- cumbere to lie

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin present participle recumbens, from verb recumbere

    From Wiktionary