flexure

Definitions of flexure
  1. noun
    the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
    synonyms: flection, flexion
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    type of:
    physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
    the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
  2. noun
    an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    “a flexure of the colon”
    synonyms: bend, crease, crimp, fold, plication
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    plait, pleat
    any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
    kink, twirl, twist
    a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    pucker, ruck
    an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
    box pleat
    a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
    inverted pleat
    a box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward
    kick pleat
    pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
    knife pleat
    a single pleat turned in one direction
    tuck
    a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
    type of:
    angular shape, angularity
    a shape having one or more sharp angles
  3. noun
    act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
    synonyms: flexion
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    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
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