Associations to the word «Hinge»

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HINGE, noun. A jointed or flexible device that allows the pivoting of a door etc. See also pintel.
HINGE, noun. A stamp hinge, a folded and gummed paper rectangle for affixing postage stamps in an album.
HINGE, noun. A principle, or a point in time, on which subsequent reasonings or events depend.
HINGE, noun. (statistics) The median of the upper or lower half of a batch, sample, or probability distribution.
HINGE, noun. One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.
HINGE, verb. (transitive) To attach by, or equip with a hinge.
HINGE, verb. (intransitive) To depend on something.
HINGE, verb. (transitive) (archaeology) The breaking off of the distal end of a knapped stone flake whose presumed course across the face of the stone core was truncated prematurely, leaving not a feathered distal end but instead the scar of a nearly perpendicular break.
HINGE, verb. (obsolete) To bend.
HINGE JOINT, noun. (anatomy) A type of joint where motion is restricted to one plane as in the knee or elbow.
HINGE ON, verb. To depend on, depend upon, be contingent upon
HINGE TERMINATION, noun. (archaeology) The abruptly truncated end of a knapped stone flake that did not reach across the entire face of the core stone; also applied to the site of the break on the core.

Dictionary definition

HINGE, noun. A joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other.
HINGE, noun. A circumstance upon which subsequent events depend; "his absence is the hinge of our plan".
HINGE, verb. Attach with a hinge.

Wise words

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Alexander Pope