Joint

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Joint

Describing anything in which two or more persons hold equal rights and responsibilities. For example, every account holder may use the funds in a joint account (though not always independently from the other holders), and each owner is equally liable for a jointly-held property.
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Its unique design is constructed with 18 precision ball-and-socket joints that create "consistent resistance" through a complete range of motion; similar to a "swimming-type exercise" but without the water.
Moreover, says Ticona, it must maintain the proper dimensional interference (or "holding force") between snap-fit ball-and-socket joints.
The aye-aye's finger has ball-and-socket joints, like those found in your shoulders and hips, so it's able to bend in all directions.