flection

[flek-shuh n]
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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 of flection

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


British Dictionary definitions for flection

flection

noun
  1. the act of bending or the state of being bent
  2. something bent; bend
  3. 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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