What does flexion mean?

flexion meaning in General Dictionary

The act of flexing or bending a turning

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  • 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.

flexion meaning in Medical Dictionary

The process of bending, or perhaps the condition to be curved. Like, flexion associated with the hands results in a clenched fist.


flexion meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


flexion meaning in Sports Dictionary

The rounding of this horse's throat in reaction on helps. (recreation: Horse Racing)


flexion - Spanish to English

inflection


flexion - German to English

flection

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  • flexion [also: flection]
  • inflection
  • inflexion [Br.]

flexion - French to English

inflection


flexion meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The act of flexing or bending; a turning.

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  • (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.

Sentence Examples with the word flexion

The con flexion between Carthage and Phoenicia is more certain, and the ancient Abyssinian kingdom was founded by Semites from south Arabia.

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