[ flek-shuh n ]
/ ˈflɛk ʃən /


the act of bending.
the state of being bent.
a bend; bent part.
Anatomy. flexion.

Nearby words

  1. fleawort,
  2. flecainide acetate,
  3. fleck,
  4. flecked,
  5. flecker,
  6. fled,
  7. fledermaus, die,
  8. fledge,
  9. fledged,
  10. fledgling

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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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 Formsflectional, adjectiveflectionless, adjective

Word Origin for flection

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

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