flexion

[flek-shuh n]

Origin of flexion

1595–1605; < Latin flexiōn- (stem of flexiō) a bending, turning. See flex1, -ion
Related formsflex·ion·al, adjectiveflex·ion·less, adjectivehy·per·flex·ion, nouno·ver·flex·ion, nounsu·per·flex·ion, noun

flection

[flek-shuh n]
noun
  1. the act of bending.
  2. the state of being bent.
  3. a bend; bent part.
  4. Anatomy. flexion.
  5. Grammar. inflection(def 2).
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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British Dictionary definitions for flexion

flexion

noun
  1. the act of bending a joint or limb
  2. the condition of the joint or limb so bent
  3. a variant spelling of flection
Derived Formsflexional, adjectiveflexionless, adjective

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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Word Origin and History for flexion
n.

c.1600, from Latin flexionem (nominative flexio) "a bending, swaying; bend, turn, curve," noun of action from past participle stem of flectere "to bend" (see flexible).

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flexion in Medicine

flexion

[flĕkshən]
n.
  1. The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
  2. The condition of being flexed or bent.
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