Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of flexion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of flexion.
  • n. The state of being bent or flexed.
  • n. Deviation from straightness.
  • n. The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of bending, or state of being bent.
  • n. The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of bending.
  • n. A bending; a part bent; a curve.
  • n. A turn; a cast; a motion or glance.
  • n. In grammar, the variation of the form of words, as by declension or conjugation. See inflection.
  • n. 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. In geometry, same as flexure, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
  • n. deviation from a straight or normal course

Etymologies

An alteration of flexion, from Latin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But, due to lack of flection, even English will lose quickly when subtleties must be expressed.

    Disproving a particular translation of TLE 193 once and for all

  • Economist with ABN AMRO, Colen Garrow, said it was a good re - flection on South Africa's credit standing that lenders were pre - pared to roll the bond over despite the crisis in the currency and bond markets.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He eyed with dissatisfaction his own re - flection in the highly polished pewter mug.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • One shape, flying in the center, was larger than the rest, so large that it seemed the green tinge in the sky was a re - flection of the sunlight on the dragon's scales.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • By the time they were finished, they could see the Milky Way scattered across the walls of the castle ahead of them, fierce points of re - flection that burned like fire in still water.

    Wizard and Glass

  • He leaned across the table and assumed a man-to-man in flection You know how good she's put together?

    The Witness

  • Following the twinkling r flection of gravel and tire ruts, she ran a hundred yards and left the can in the middle of the road.

    Kate

  • "That i is the wrong hall," the voice had announced without in-i flection.

    The Garden of Rama

  • Gazing intently at his own re - flection, he thought his problem, aware, though he knew not how it was done, that his query or plea for aid regis - tered somewhere.

    Merlin's Mirror

  • The two meanings illustrate the difference between contemplation and action, philosophical re - flection and practical conduct.

    JUSTICE

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