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English noun: flexure

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

Synonymsflection, flexion

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

2. flexure (shape) an angular or rounded shape made by folding

SamplesA fold in the napkin.
A crease in his trousers.
A plication on her blouse.
A flexure of the colon.
A bend of his elbow.

Synonymsbend, crease, crimp, fold, plication

Broader (hypernym)angular shape, angularity

Narrower (hyponym)kink, plait, pleat, pucker, ruck, twirl, twist

3. flexure (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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