[soo-puh-ney-shuh n]


rotation of the hand or forearm so that the palmar surface is facing upward (opposed to pronation).
a comparable motion of the foot, consisting of adduction followed by inversion.
the position assumed as the result of this rotation.

Nearby words

  1. supervisory board,
  2. superwaif,
  3. superweed,
  4. superwoman,
  5. supinate,
  6. supinator,
  7. supinator muscle,
  8. supine,
  9. supinely,
  10. suplex

Origin of supination

First recorded in 1660–70; supinate + -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for supination



1660s, from Latin supinationem (nominative supinatio), noun of action from supinare (see supine).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper