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flexion

Definitions of flexion
  1. noun
    the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
    synonyms: flection, flexure
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    type of:
    physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
    the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
  2. noun
    act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
    synonyms: flexure
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    Antonyms:
    extension
    act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
    types:
    flex
    the act of flexing
    dorsiflexion
    the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)
    type of:
    bending
    the act of bending something
  3. noun
    deviation from a straight or normal course
    synonyms: flection, inflection
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    type of:
    departure, deviation, difference, divergence
    a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
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