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Meaning of FLEXURE

Pronunciation:  'flekshur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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]  an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
  3. [n]  the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
 

FLEXURE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: bend, crease, crimp, flection, flexion, flexion, fold, plication
 
 Antonyms: extension
 
 See Also: angular shape, angularity, bending, dorsiflexion, flex, kink, physiological condition, physiological state, plait, pleat, pucker, ruck, twirl, twist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Flex"ure\ (?; 135), n. [L. flexura.]
1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving;
   flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.

         Will it give place to flexure and low bending?
                                               --Shak.

2. A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.

         Varying with the flexures of the valley through
         which it meandered.                   --British
                                               Quart. Rev.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.

4. (Astron.) The small distortion of an astronomical
   instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount
   to be added or substracted from the observed readings of
   the instrument to correct them for this distortion.

{The flexure of a curve} (Math.), the bending of a curve
   towards or from a straight line.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: angle, angularity, angularness, bend, bending, bow, bowing, conflexure, crease, creasing, crimp, crookedness, deflection, deflexure, diffraction, diffusion, dispersion, distortion, dog-ear, double, doubling, duplicature, flection, flex, flounce, fold, frill, gather, geanticline, geosyncline, hairpin turn, hookedness, inflection, lapel, lappet, meander, orthogonality, oxbow, plica, plication, plicature, ply, rectangularity, reflection, refraction, right-angledness, right-angularity, ruche, ruching, ruffle, scatter, S-curve, skewness, sweep, torsion, tuck, turn, turning
 

 

 

 

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