English noun: flexure
|1.||flexure (state) the state of being flexed (as of a joint)|
|Broader (hypernym)||physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state|
|2.||flexure (shape) an angular or rounded shape made by folding|
|Samples||A fold in the napkin.|
A crease in his trousers.
A plication on her blouse.
A flexure of the colon.
A bend of his elbow.
|Synonyms||bend, 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|
|Narrower (hyponym)||dorsiflexion, flex|