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flex·ure

 (flĕk′shər)
n.
1. A curve, turn, or fold, such as a bend in a tubular organ: a flexure of the colon.
2. The act or an instance of bending or flexing; flexion.

flex′ur·al adj.

flexure

(ˈflɛkʃə)
n
1. the act of flexing or the state of being flexed
2. a bend, turn, or fold
ˈflexural adj

flex•ure

(ˈflɛk ʃər)

n.
1. the act of flexing or bending.
2. the state of being flexed or bent.
3. the part bent; bend.
flex′ur•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flexure - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)flexure - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.flexure - an angular or rounded shape made by foldingflexure - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
pleat, plait - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
twirl, kink, twist - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pucker, ruck - an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
3.flexure - act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
bending - the act of bending something
flex - the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"
dorsiflexion - the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)

flexure

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Translations

flex·ure

n. flexura, pliegue o doblez de una estructura u órgano;
hepatic ______ hepática, ángulo derecho del colon;
sigmoid ___sigmoidea, curvatura del colon que antecede al recto;
splenic ______ esplénica, ángulo izquierdo del colon.
References in classic literature ?
The quartz rock must have bee quite pasty when it underwent such remarkable flexure without being shattered into fragments.
Even in the rude circumferential rim or wall of wax round a growing comb, flexures may sometimes be observed, corresponding in position to the planes of the rhombic basal plates of future cells.
Contract awarded for Quartz flexure accelerometers and complete components of quartz flexure accelerometers
For flexible cable-driven instruments, the complete actuation mechanism (from flexure to actuators) should be designed to minimize friction between the actuator and the instrument tip.
BEI Kimco (Vista, CA) introduced a new moving magnet voice coil actuator with a flexure design that ensures high alignment accuracy by preventing unwanted shaft rotation.
A 2-Inch, dual-speed linear-bearing Crayford focuser is designed to hold heavy imaging accessories without slippage, and its steel reinforcing plate virtually eliminates flexure.
The flexure pivot design offers reduced on-axis jitter.
For example, if the actuator is driving a flexure-guided stage, the end pieces prevent the actuator from inducing unwanted stress in the flexures, and vice-versa.
A flexure hinge is actually a complex spring element that can respond to and transmit both rotation and translation.
Strengthening of masonry in flexure by the use of externally bonded Fiber reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials has been investigated in this research study.
They concluded that even for slender buildings, designed as per UBC-97 shear walls may result in shear failure rather than flexure.
ST machines can test a wide range of materials using tension, compression, flexure, shear and peel procedures.