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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 ?
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 quartz rock must have bee quite pasty when it underwent such remarkable flexure without being shattered into fragments.
One solution to low-friction flexures we identified is to use rolling elements, like pin joints, to build the flexure instead of sliding ones (see Figure 2).
Incorporates a shaft with flexures at both ends of travel that support the moving magnet field assembly
Limited Tenders are invited for Forming Of Internal Walls And Flexures
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.
CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old woman presented with reticulate hyperpigmented skin lesions over the face, chest, back, axillae and flexures since 5 years.
The company's Zeta design does away with all flexures, pivots, pullers and bearings.
Featuring two metal plates paired with electronic weight sensors for high accuracy and repeatability, the FLSC and QTLTSC forklift scale systems offer simple load monitoring with no flexures, hydraulics or springs.
There is new material on special protective coatings, manufacturing techniques, mounting lenses on flexures, designing and mounting small mirrors, and damage and failure analysis.
The MC series offers even higher torque capacity and torsional stiffness with two sets of flexures for increased parallel offset, for applications where absolute reliability is required.
At present, two methods are used to move the head: moving along ceramic rails on roller bearings, and moving it on flexures.