Definition of prosthetics in English:

prosthetics

Syllabification: pros·thet·ics
Pronunciation: /präsˈTHetiks
 
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noun

1Artificial body parts; prostheses.
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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.
1.1Pieces of flexible material applied to actors' faces to transform their appearance.
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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.
1.2 [treated as singular] 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.

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