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Definition of Hinge

Hinge

  1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip of leather, which serves as a joint to turn on.
  2. That on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned.
  3. One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.
  4. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.
  5. To bend.
  6. To stand, depend, hang, or turn, as on a hinge; to depend chiefly for a result or decision or for force and validity; -- usually with on or upon; as, the argument hinges on this point.

Hinge Quotations

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
Meister Eckhart

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Charles Dudley Warner

We live in a beauty-obsessed age and success sometimes appears to hinge solely on the presentation of an image that is acceptable to the press.
Douglas Booth

There's an ongoing competition by global companies across all areas from products, technology development and hiring talented people to patent disputes. The market is big and opportunities are wide open, so we should find out new businesses that Samsung's future will hinge on.
Lee Kun-hee

It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it.
Willard Van Orman Quine
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Hinge Translations

hinge in Dutch is scharnier
hinge in German is Scharnier, gelenk
hinge in Norwegian is hengsel
hinge in Spanish is bisagra
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