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Flex

/fleks/ Verb 1. To bend. (wikipedia.org) 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. (wiktionary.org) 5. To move part of the body using one’s muscles. (wiktionary.org) 6. To bend; to move a joint in such a direction as to approximate the two parts which it connects. (biology-online.org) Noun, pl. flexes 1. The action or state of flexing Word origin: Latin flexus, past participle of flectere (“to...

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Flexure

/ˈflekSHər/ Noun, pl. flexures 1. The act of bending or flexing; flexion. (wiktionary.org) 2. (Anatomy) a. A curve or bend in a tubular organ. (wiktionary.org) b. Act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 3. (Zoology) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird. (wiktionary.org) 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. (biology-online.org) 5. (Mathematics) The flexure of a curve, the bending of a curve towards or from a straight line....

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