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[ flek-sher ]
/ ˈflɛk ʃər /


the act of flexing or bending.
the state of being flexed or bent.
the part bent; bend; fold.

Nearby words

flexor retinaculum, flextime, flexuosity, flexuous, flexuously, flexure, fley, fleyedly, flibbert, flibbertigibbet, flic

Origin of flexure

First recorded in 1585–95, flexure is from the Latin word flexūra a bending, turning, winding. See flex1, -ure
Related formsflex·ur·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for flexural

  • The quantity EI is often called the “flexural rigidity” of the beam.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2|Various

British Dictionary definitions for flexural


/ (ˈflɛkʃə) /


the act of flexing or the state of being flexed
a bend, turn, or fold
Derived Formsflexural, adjective
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Medicine definitions for flexural


[ flĕkshər ]


A bend or curve, as in a tubular organ.
The act or an instance of bending.
Related formsflexur•al adj.
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