Definition of prosthetics in English:

prosthetics

Line breaks: pros¦thet|ics
Pronunciation: /prɒsˈθɛtɪks
 
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noun

  • 1Artificial body parts; prostheses: three charities working there make prosthetics and help amputees to walk
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    • Implants and prosthetics that substantially improve the user's quality of life were singled out for praise.
    • The world's leading futurologists have predicted the death of television and the rise of virtual entertainment complexes, neural implants and prosthetics capable of changing our bodies and our minds.
    • Golfers have a love-hate relationship with the maddening difficulty of their sport, and manufacturers will continue to employ the latest technologies to offer ever-more potent and subtle prosthetics.
  • 1.1 [treated as singular] The branch of surgery concerned with the making and fitting of artificial body parts.
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    • Most significantly, he has put money aside for potential advances in surgery and prosthetics that would improve his quality of life.
    • The material might ultimately replace titanium in prosthetics and bone repair surgery.
    • Since 1999, he has been an independent consultant in prosthetics and orthotics and therefore may have a consulting relationship with any of the companies mentioned in this article.
  • 1.2Pieces of flexible material applied to actors' faces to transform their appearance: he plays all the parts, using various wigs and prosthetics
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    • Once, he seemed more comfortable with prosthetics than actors.
    • There were prosthetics, too - silicone pieces which go on the skin, which absorb the light.
    • As for some of the strange casting choices, he states a belief that actors need not look like the recognizable people they are playing; as long as they have heart, the prosthetics department will do the rest.

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