Definition of headward in English:

headward

Syllabification: head·ward
Pronunciation: /ˈhedwərd
 
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adjective

1In the region or direction of the head.
More example sentences
  • Odd neuron numbers respond to headwards displacements and even numbers to tailwards displacements.
1.1 Geology Denoting erosion by a stream or river occurring progressively upstream from the original source.
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  • During the Miocene the shelf was intermittently emergent, and the submarine canyons were extended to the shelf area through headward erosion.
  • Apparently, V-shaped and planar-floored canyons, previously ascribed to downslope erosion vs. slope failure/headward erosion, respectively, can coexist.
  • The Alpine lakes of northern Italy, also, are now thought to occupy sites of headward erosion during Messinian time.

adverb

(also headwards) Back to top  
Toward the head.
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  • Presumably, saying a nerve moves headwards or toewards is not sophisticated enough for doctors.
  • For a very brief instant, looking headwards as he was, he could not identify the person by sex, for he saw a turban and under it a face which though not that of an East Indian was colored almost olive.

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