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    What is the meaning of "lay on his back in a semi-prone position"?

    So I read an article and stumbled upon this sentence: "Instead of sitting in a conventional seat, the driver lay on his back in a semi-prone position."

    I'm confused. Isn't "prone position" meaning you lay flat with the chest down and back up? Then why the driver lay on his back in a prone position? I don't get it.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "lay on his back in a semi-prone position"?

    It makes no sense to me either. Lying on one's back is "supine" not "prone". "Semiprone" usually refers to person lying on his/her side.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "lay on his back in a semi-prone position"?

    I am not a teacher.

    I think this is a simple case of the writer not knowing the right word.

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