flexure


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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.
The seat flexure design ensures consistent opening and closing torques even if the valve is not operated for extended periods of time.
The DI-1000 achieves exceptional durability and reliability through the use of reasonant flexure elements which eliminate the need for a conventional motor and advanced MID (Mold Interconnect Device) and MCM (Multi-Chip Module) technology.
When introducing FLEXITERM, we broke industry standards by allowing almost three times the amount of board flexure when compared to standard termination systems and further enhanced the capabilities of standard MLCCs.
Compression and flexure tests previously requiring the use of analog measuring transducers can be carried out simply by interchanging the sensor arms, and the system recognizes and adapts to the change of configuration immediately, without requiring any operator intervention, according to the company.
It will result in less axle flexure in the journal area, reducing fretting wear and the potential for components to loosen.
Servohydraulic systems are designed for a wide range of strain rate testing, including tensile, puncture, compression and flexure of materials.
2g Au/t over 9m (COR-169), and (ii) a projected flexure to test for the presence of a widened and enhanced mineralized zone there.
the excellent dynamic performance, coupled with the frictionless flexure suspension, provides exceptional fidelity and precision;
It is said to feature outstanding strength in repeated flexure, abrasion resistance, low residual compression deformation and weathering resistance.
Like most giant greenstone gold deposits including Ahafo, Asumura is located on a flexure of the belt bounding shear zone.