flection

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flection deviation from a straight or normal course
    • n flection the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flection The act of bending, or state of being bent.
    • Flection The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flection The act of bending.
    • n flection A bending; a part bent; a curve.
    • n flection A turn; a cast; a motion or glance.
    • n flection In grammar, the variation of the form of words, as by declension or conjugation. See inflection.
    • n flection In anatomy, that motion of a joint which brings the connected parts continually nearer together: specifically said of the action of any flexor muscle: opposed to extension.
    • n flection In geometry, same as flexure, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flection Same as Flexion.
    • ns Flection a bend: a fold: the action of a flexor muscle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Flexion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. flexibilis, flexilisflectĕre, flexum, to bend.

Usage

In literature:

The movements of flection are direct, those of rotation, circular, those of abduction, oblique.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
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