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Definition 1: act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flexure in the sense of this definition

(flexure is a kind of ...) the act of bending something

(... is a kind of flexure ) the act of flexing

"he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"

(... is a kind of flexure ) the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)

Definition 2: an angular or rounded shape made by folding - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where flexure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for flexure in the sense of this definition

(flexure is a kind of ...) a shape having one or more sharp angles

(... is a kind of flexure ) any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

(... is a kind of flexure ) a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

(... is a kind of flexure ) an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

Definition 3: the state of being flexed (as of a joint) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for flexure in the sense of this definition

(flexure is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

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