- the act of bending a limb.
- the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
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.
Word Origin for 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).