Recumbent meaning

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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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Designating a part that leans or lies upon some other part or surface.
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Resting; idle.
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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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Origin of recumbent

  • From Latin present participle recumbens, from verb recumbere
    From Wiktionary