Search Result for "flexure":
1. the state of being flexed (as of a joint);
[syn: flexure, flection, flexion]
2. an angular or rounded shape made by folding;
- Example: "a fold in the napkin"
- Example: "a crease in his trousers"
- Example: "a plication on her blouse"
- Example: "a flexure of the colon"
- Example: "a bend of his elbow"
[syn: fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend]
3. act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased;
[syn: flexion, flexure]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flexure \Flex"ure\ (?; 135), n. [L. flexura.] 1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending. [1913 Webster] Will it give place to flexure and low bending? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve. [1913 Webster] Varying with the flexures of the valley through which it meandered. --British Quart. Rev. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird. [1913 Webster] 4. (Astron.) The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or substracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion. [1913 Webster] The flexure of a curve (Math.), the bending of a curve towards or from a straight line. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "flexure": S-curve, angle, angularity, angularness, bend, bending, bow, bowing, conflexure, crease, creasing, crimp, crookedness, deflection, deflexure, diffraction, diffusion, dispersion, distortion, dog-ear, double, doubling, duplicature, flection, flex, flounce, fold, frill, gather, geanticline, geosyncline, hairpin turn, hookedness, inflection, lapel, lappet, meander, orthogonality, oxbow, plica, plication, plicature, ply, rectangularity, reflection, refraction, right-angledness, right-angularity, ruche, ruching, ruffle, scatter, skewness, sweep, torsion, tuck, turn, turning