[ flek-shuh n ]
/ ˈflɛk ʃən /


the act of bending.
the state of being bent.
a bend; bent part.
Anatomy. flexion.
Also especially British, flex·ion (for defs 1–3).

Origin of flection

< Latin flexiōn- (stem of flexiō) a bending, turning, change. See flex1, -ion

Related forms

flec·tion·al, adjectiveflec·tion·less, adjective
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Examples from the Web for flection

  • It exhibits, also, something of that new growth which was to compensate for the loss of flection.

British Dictionary definitions for flection


/ (ˈflɛkʃən) /


the act of bending or the state of being bent
something bent; bend
grammar a less common word for inflection
See also flexion

Derived Forms

flectional, adjectiveflectionless, adjective

Word Origin for flection

C17: from Latin flexiō a bending, from flectere to curve, bow
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