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To put into action, practice, or force; to make use of something, such as a right or option.

To exercise dominion over land is to openly indicate absolute possession and control.

To exercise discretion is to choose between doing and not doing something, the decision being based on sound judgment.


(Discharge a function), verb act, administer, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, conduct, do duty, efficere, engage in, execute, exercere, facere, officiate, perform, practice, pursue, put in motion, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, serve as, translate into action, wage
Associated concepts: authority exercised under the United States Constitution, exercise an option, exercise jurisdiccion, exercise of judicial discretion
Foreign phrases: Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque connessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest.To whomsoever jurisdiction is given, those things also are supposed to be granted, without which the jurissiction cannot be exercised. Frustra est potentia quae nunquam venit in actum. A power is a vain one if it is never exercised.


(Use), verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, draw on, employ, make use of, operate, practice, put in action, put in practice, put to use, put to work, turn to account, utilize, wield
Associated concepts: exercise a right to vote, exercise an option, exercise discretion, exercise dominion, exercise due care, exercise of power
See also: act, apply, campaign, commission, discipline, effort, employ, endeavor, enterprise, exert, exploit, labor, officiate, operate, ply, practice, problem, resort, transaction, undertaking, wield, work
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Eac h test began with two submaximal 6 seconds isometric contractions for IR and ER to familiarise each par ticipant with the device and type of movement required.11 Participants then performed three maximal isometric shoulder rotator contractions for six seconds.
The mapping [beta], [beta](x,y) = ([c.sub.1](x),[c.sub.2](y)) is an isometric immersion of [R.sup.2] into [R.sup.4], where, [c.sub.1](x) (resp.
Maximal isometric torque during both flexion and extension tests were assessed with a force transducer (SL1000lb, Lafayette Instrument Company, Lafayette, Indiana, USA) sampling at 1000 Hz.
Several prior studies had reported an increase in isometric muscular strength in subjects wearing an occlusal splint (21, 30, 33) as confirmed by our experimental findings.
BP: Blood pressure, SBP: Systolic blood pressure, DBP: Diastolic blood pressure, MBP: Mean blood pressure, CPT: Cold Pressor test, IHG: Isometric hand grip
(22) compared the effect of different strength training frequencies on the isometric lumbar muscle strength.
Regarding patellar cartilage volume, the mean difference was found to be statistically significant in the isometric group (2.24[+ or -]0.29 and 2.35[+ or -]0.34 mm3 before and after intervention, respectively, p=0.036), whereas in the isokinetic and aerobic groups the changes did not significantly differ (p=0.533 and p=0.327, respectively) (Table 3).
Many micromolding projects require high injection pressure to fill tiny parts in 0.01 sec." Average injection pressures at Isometric are 40-48 kpsi, though the Sodick presses are able to inject at up to 80 kpsi.
Maximal isometric plantar flexion (MIP) force measurements involved subjects standing with feet hip width apart on the wooden block atop the force plate with the forefoot placement marked by tape.
Participants completed four 8-minute long fatiguing protocols during which muscle fatigue was induced via intermittent submaximal isometric muscle exertions by manipulating two levels within each factor.
Maximum isometric twitch tension (N/g)###1.89 +- 0.82###2.16 +- 0.89###0.492
The WHG group completed the same walking protocol with the addition of 10 s of isometric handgrip exercise at 20% of their MVC, three times during the 30-minute walk (5 minutes, 15 minutes, and 25 minutes).