Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “adduction”


noun [U]     /ædˈdʌk.ʃən/ US  /əˈdʌk.ʃən/ specialized
the movement of a part of the body towards the middle of the body or towards another body part : An abduction pillow is used to prevent adduction of the hip .Direction of motionPoints of the compass
(Definition of adduction noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of adduction

Word of the Day

prenuptial agreement

an official document signed by two people before they get married that says what will happen to their possessions and/or children if they divorce (= officially stop being married)

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More