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Synonyms for grasping

Synonyms for grasping

having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity

Synonyms for grasping

understanding with difficulty

the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

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The assumption is from observations of digit utilization during the main types of functional grasping, namely the tripod, pinch, and power functional grasp [18-22].
The vacuum for grasping the object is created by both the turbulent flow in point X (Fig.
Chogye Trichen Rinpoche claims that all the teachings of the Sakya and of the Lamdre, as well as those of the Nyingma and Kagyu, the Kadam and Gelug schools are contained in the four lines of Gyaltsen's spiritual song dealing with attachment to this life, cyclic existence, pursuit of one's narrow purpose and the crippling phenomenon of grasping.
With the recent publication of Billings and Blee, The Road to Poverty and now Robert Weise's Grasping at Independence, the economic and social underpinnings of southern Appalachian history in the nineteenth century, before the advent of railroads and coal, are emerging in all their remarkable complexity.
4) If this is unsuccessful, the object may be removed with a nasal grasping forceps, a curved right-angle hook, suction, or a Foley balloon catheter.
In fact, although it looks as though the tiny hand is grasping the hand of the surgeon, the fetus was anesthetised at the time.
In summary, Expt 1 compared spoon-feeding with unimanual reaching and grasping.
For grasping posture, the MVTE of full-grip torque strength was found to be approximately twice that of fingertip-grip torque strength for loosening and tightening circular electrical connectors (Adams & Peterson, 1988).
He is clearly concerned with grasping the temporal distance from the present back to the time of the occurrence of the event, but he nowhere indicates a concern with grasping the duration of the said event.
As McBrien notes, our contact with God is sacramental, for the hidden God imbues our visible world, and "in grasping that visible reality we can grasp the hidden God.
The "U" technique requires grasping the implant within 4 mm to 5 mm of its tip.
She is grasping, an insatiable hunger to taste our sweetness of life.
The success of the creel loading machine is largely dependent upon the means of grasping the spool.
Grasping the basic concepts of modeling simulation will be an absolute requirement if you are at all serious about marketing.
Optimal bipolar grasping is made possible by a robust hinge that has been incorporated into the wide-opening jaws of RoBi(TM) hand instruments.