from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
- n. Anatomy The resulting condition of being bent.
- n. A part that is bent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of bending a joint, especially a bone joint. The counteraction of extension.
- n. Alternative spelling of flection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of flexing or bending; a turning.
- n. A bending; a part bent; a fold.
- n. Syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection.
- n. The bending of a limb or joint; that motion of a joint which gives the distal member a continually decreasing angle with the axis of the proximal part; -- distinguished from extension.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See flection, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
- n. act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
- n. deviation from a straight or normal course
Latin flexiō, flexiōn-, a bending, from flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin flexiō. (Wiktionary)