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Meaning of FLEXION

Pronunciation:  'flekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
  2. [n]  deviation from a straight or normal course
  3. [n]  the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

FLEXION is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: flection, flection, flexure, flexure, inflection
 Antonyms: extension
 See Also: bending, departure, deviation, difference, divergence, dorsiflexion, flex, physiological condition, physiological state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flex"ion\, n. [L. flexio: cf. F. flexion.]
1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning.

2. A bending; a part bent; a fold. --Bacon.

3. (Gram.) Syntactical change of form of words, as by
   declension or conjugation; inflection.

         Express the syntactical relations by flexion. --Sir
                                               W. Hamilton.

4. (Physiol.) The bending of a limb or joint; that motion of
   a joint which gives the distal member a continually
   decreasing angle with the axis of the proximal part; --
   distinguished from extension.