Rec`li*na"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. r'eclinaison.]


The act of leaning or reclining, or the state of being reclined.

2. Dialing

The angle which the plane of the dial makes with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal line.

Brande & C.

3. Surg.

The act or process of removing a cataract, by applying the needle to its anterior surface, and depressing it into the vitreous humor in such a way that front surface of the cataract becomes the upper one and its back surface the lower one.



© Webster 1913.

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