bending

Definitions of bending
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n movement that causes the formation of a curve

Synonyms:
bend
Types:
deflection, deflexion, refraction
the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
Type of:
motion, movement
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

n the act of bending something

Types:
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flexion, flexure
act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
crouch
the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
hunch
the act of bending yourself into a humped position
incurvation
the action of creating a curved shape
flex
the act of flexing
dorsiflexion
the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)
Type of:
change of shape
an action that changes the shape of something

n the property of being bent or deflected

Synonyms:
deflection, deflexion
Types:
wind deflection, windage
the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
refractiveness, refractivity
the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
Type of:
physical property
any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

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