flexure

Definitions:

  • A curve, turn, or fold, such as a bend in a tubular organ.
  • The act or an instance of bending or flexing; flexion.
  • In <em>geology</em>, the folding or bending of strata under compression.
  • The act of bending, or the state of being bent; a bending; specifically, in <em>mech.</em>, a strain in which certain planes are deformed into cylindrical or conical surfaces.
  • The part bent; a bend; a fold.
  • Obsequious bowing or cringing.
  • The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.
  • A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.
  • The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.
  • 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 bending of a curve towards or from a straight line.
  • The act of bending or flexing; <xref>flexion</xref>.
  • A <xref>turn</xref>; a <xref>bend</xref>; a <xref>fold</xref>; a <xref>curve</xref>.
  • A curve or bend in a <xref>tubular</xref> <xref>organ</xref>.
  • The last <xref>joint</xref>, or bend, of the <xref>wing</xref> of a <xref>bird</xref>.
  • The small <xref>distortion</xref> of an <xref>astronomical</xref> <xref>instrument</xref> caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or subtracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion.
  • act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
  • the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
  • an angular or rounded shape made by folding
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