- the act of bending a limb.
- the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
- Chiefly British. flection(defs 1–3).
Origin of flexion
Origin of flection
Examples from the Web for flexions
Historical Examples of flexions
I know the whole 'Bauchet' system, and can teach a horse his 'flexions,' and the rest of it.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
It is thus also with several grammatical forms and flexions.English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench
The importance of these flexions of the jaw is easily understood.
Flexions of the jaw to the right and left, using the curb-bit.
Barclay's vocabulary consists of a list of words pure and simple, with no indication of gender or flexions.
- the act of bending or the state of being bent
- something bent; bend
- grammar a less common word for inflection
Word Origin for flection
- the act of bending a joint or limb
- the condition of the joint or limb so bent
- a variant spelling of flection
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).
- The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
- The condition of being flexed or bent.