The act of flexing or bending a turning
- hawaii of being flexed (since a joint)
- deviation from a straight or typical program
- act of flexing a joint; especially a joint involving the bones of a limb so your angle among them is decreased
- The act of flexing or bending; a turning.
- A bending; a part bent; a fold.
- Syntactical change of form of terms, as by declension or conjugation; inflection.
- The bending of a limb or joint; that movement of a joint which provides the distal user a constantly reducing perspective with all the axis of proximal component; -- distinguished from expansion.
The process of bending, or perhaps the condition to be curved. Like, flexion associated with the hands results in a clenched fist.
c.1600, "bent component," also, in sentence structure, "modification of part of a term," from Latin flexionem (nominative flexio) "a bending, swaying; flex, turn, curve," noun of activity from past participle stem of flectere "to bend" (see flexible). Flection (18c.) is more current, less etymological, but considered more prevalent in modern-day English, possibly by impact of love, course, where -ct- is within the Latin term. Relating to some contemporary dictionaries, flexion is "confined to anatomical contexts." Related: Flexional; flectional.
The rounding of this horse's throat in reaction on helps. (recreation: Horse Racing)
- flexion [also: flection]
- inflexion [Br.]
(letter.) The act of flexing or bending; a turning.
- (letter.) A bending; part bent; a fold.
- (letter.) Syntactical modification of type of terms, as by declension or conjugation; inflection.
- (letter.) The bending of a limb or combined; that movement of a joint which gives the distal member a continually decreasing position using the axis of proximal component; -- distinguished from extension.
The con flexion between Carthage and Phoenicia is more certain, and the ancient Abyssinian kingdom was founded by Semites from south Arabia.