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

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

3. (Science: surgery) 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.

Origin: Cf. F. Reclinaison.

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