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English noun: bending

1. bending (event) movement that causes the formation of a curve


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement

Narrower (hyponym)deflection, deflexion, refraction

2. bending (attribute) the property of being bent or deflected

Synonymsdeflection, deflexion

Broader (hypernym)physical property

Narrower (hyponym)refractiveness, refractivity, wind deflection, windage

3. bending (act) the act of bending something

Broader (hypernym)change of shape

Narrower (hyponym)crouch, flexion, flexure, hunch, incurvation

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