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/fleks/ Verb 1. To bend. ( 2. Cause (a muscle) to stand out by contracting or tensing it. (Google Dictionary) 3. Contract or be tensed. (Google Dictionary) 4. To repeatedly bend one of one’s joints. ( 5. To move part of the body using one’s muscles. ( 6. To bend; to move a joint in such a direction as to approximate the two parts which it connects. ( Noun, pl. flexes 1. The action or state of flexing Word origin: Latin flexus, past participle of flectere (“to...

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/ˈflekSHər/ Noun, pl. flexures 1. The act of bending or flexing; flexion. ( 2. (Anatomy) a. A curve or bend in a tubular organ. ( b. Act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased. ( 3. (Zoology) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird. ( 4. (Astronomy) The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or subtracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion. ( 5. (Mathematics) The flexure of a curve, the bending of a curve towards or from a straight line....

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