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English noun: flexion

1. flexion (state) the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

Synonymsflection, flexure

Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

2. flexion (event) deviation from a straight or normal course

Synonymsflection, inflection

Broader (hypernym)departure, deviation, difference, divergence

3. flexion (act) act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased


Broader (hypernym)bending

Narrower (hyponym)dorsiflexion, flex


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