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Flexion   /flˈɛkʃən/   Listen

The state of being flexed (as of a joint).  Synonyms: flection, flexure.
Deviation from a straight or normal course.  Synonyms: flection, inflection.
Act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased.  Synonym: flexure.

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"Flexion" Quotes from Famous Books

... movement is continued into a rising movement, called the inverted wave. Waves may pass through all varieties of intervals, and may be either (1) equal, where the voice in both members passes through the same interval; or (2) unequal, where in one flexion the interval traversed by the voice is ...
— The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 • Ministry of Education

... sombre religious person makes even of his religious peace a very sober thing. Danger still hovers in the air about it. Flexion and contraction are not wholly checked. It were sparrowlike and childish after our deliverance to explode into twittering laughter and caper-cutting, and utterly to forget the imminent hawk on bough. Lie low, rather, lie low; for ...
— The Varieties of Religious Experience • William James

Words linked to "Flexion" :   physiological state, deviation, physical condition, extension, flex, departure, physiological condition, flection, dorsiflexion, divergence, difference, bending

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