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[flek-shuh n]
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  1. the act of bending.
  2. the state of being bent.
  3. a bend; bent part.
  4. Anatomy. flexion.
  5. Grammar. inflection(def 2).
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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 formsflec·tion·al, adjectiveflec·tion·less, adjective
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Historical Examples

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

    Anglo-Saxon Literature

    John Earle

British Dictionary definitions for flection


  1. the act of bending or the state of being bent
  2. something bent; bend
  3. grammar a less common word for inflection
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See also flexion
Derived Formsflectional, adjectiveflectionless, adjective

Word Origin

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