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Prone vs. Recumbent — What's the Difference?

Prone vs. Recumbent — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Prone and Recumbent

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Prone

Likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something unpleasant or regrettable
He was written off by many as too injury-prone
Farmed fish are prone to disease
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Recumbent

(especially of a person or effigy) lying down
Recumbent statues
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Prone

Lying flat, especially face downwards
A prone position
I was lying prone on a foam mattress
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Recumbent

A type of bicycle designed to be ridden lying almost flat on one's back.
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Prone

Lying with the front or face downward.
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Recumbent

Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
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Prone

Having a tendency; inclined. Often used in combination
Paper that is prone to yellowing.
An accident-prone child.
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Recumbent

Resting; idle.
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Prone

In a prone manner
The patient was lying prone on the bed.
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Recumbent

(Biology) Resting on the surface from which it arises. Used of an organ or other structure.
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Prone

Lying face downward.
Prone position
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Recumbent

A recumbent bicycle.
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Prone

Of the hand, forearm or foot: turned facing away from the body; with the thumb inward or big toe downward.
The hand is in the prone position typically when using a keyboard; and the forearm is then also in the prone position; when the foot is resting on the inner side of the sole, it is in the prone position.
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Recumbent

Lying down.
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Prone

Having a downward inclination or slope.
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Recumbent

Inactive; idle.
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Prone

(figuratively) Predisposed, liable, inclined.
Prone to failure
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Recumbent

A bicycle or tricycle that places the rider in a reclined posture.
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Prone

(medicine) To place in a prone position, to place face down.
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Recumbent

Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle.
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Prone

Bending forward; inclined; not erect.
Towards him they bendWith awful reverence prone.
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Recumbent

Lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
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Prone

Prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; - opposed to supine.
Which, as the wind,Blew where it listed, laying all things prone.
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Prone

Headlong; running downward or headlong.
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Prone

Sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous; inclined; not level.
Since the floods demand,For their descent, a prone and sinking land.
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Prone

Inclined; propense; disposed; - applied to the mind or affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to.
Poets are nearly all prone to melancholy.
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Prone

Lying face downward
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Prone

Having a tendency (to); often used in combination;
A child prone to mischief
Failure-prone
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